Submitted by: Jeryl Hollingsworth,
La France Elementary, La France SC UNIT: Painting - Science Integration - Ponds - Monet - Painting Lesson: Monet's Garden - tempera painting Grade Level: Elementary (First grade samples)
Students create a water garden scene using new painting techniques.
Objectives: Student will
Identify Monet as an Impressionist artist and describe his inspiration for his paintings (from viewing video) - talk about his variety of brush strokes and use of tints/shades
Learn wet n' wet - identify and blend cool colors
Create "impressions" of trees/ bushes - paint with sponges - mix tints and shades
Create impressions of flowers with Q-tip dabbing -mixing tints and shades
From Jeryl: This lesson takes four class periods to complete. It tied in really well with the first grade curriculum - actually they asked me to do a Monet lesson. In their science kits they study habitat and did a unit on ponds and lily pads. Also they are doing first, next, and last in writing. When we finished the art project, they did a writing in their class on first we painted with brushes, next we painted with sponges and last we painted with Q-tips.
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Extension - Take a trip to nearby pond and collect samples. Make some sketches of the surroundings while there. Drawing directly from nature like Monet. View water samples under microscope to see all of the living things in the water.
National Standards covered by this unit:
I. Understanding and applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
II. Using knowledge of Structures and Functions
Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
IV. Understanding the Visual Arts in relation to History and Culture Visual Arts Heritage.
V. Reflecting upon and Assessing the Merits of their Work and the work of Others
VI. Making Connections between Visual Arts And Other Disciplines
A. Identify differences among media, techniques and processes used in the visual arts
A. Create artworks that express their personal experiences
A Identify specific artworks and styles belonging to particular artists, cultures, periods, and places.
A. Identify various purposes for creating artworks
B. Use a variety of media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories through their artworks
B. Use various elements and principles of design to communicate ideas through their artworks
B. Describe their personal responses to various subjects, symbols, and ideas in artworks
B. Identify a variety of artworks, artist, and visual arts materials that exist in their community
B. Compare and contrast the expressive qualities in nature with those found in artworks
B. Identify connections between the visual arts and content areas across the curriculum
C. Use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
Jeryl has this chart copied and pasted into her lesson plan for each day and individual standards marked with a star for each day.
Claude Monet, impressionism, France, wet on wet, cool colors, tempera , dabbing, shades and tints, habitat
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet - Grade 1-4- An engaging introduction to Monet's later work, featuring his gardens at Giverny. Based on a visit to the artist by a girl who turns out to be the daughter of Impressionist Berthe Morisot and a niece of Edouard Manet, The Magical Garden effortlessly combines artistic fancy with biographical fact.
Linnea in Monet's Garden - Linnea, a fresh-faced European girl gives a solid lesson in art history through a first-person account. Her story is like a scrapbook, reliving a trip she took to Paris and Giverny to learn about Monet's water-lily paintings. Watercolors showing Linnea in Monet's environment are juxtaposed with period photographs of the artist and reproductions of the paintings themselves.
Who Was Claude Monet? - With over one hundred black-and-white illustrations, this book unveils a true portrait of the artist!
Criteria 2 – Painted wet on wet technique using cool colors
Criteria 3 – Created a garden scene using dabbing technique with sponges and Q-tips - tints and shades.
Criteria 4 – Effort: took time to complete painting? (Didn’t rush.) Good use of class time?
Criteria 5 – Craftsmanship – Neat, clean & complete? Skillful use of the art tools & media?
Total Possible: 20
Children take watercolors to a local garden. Paint their impressions - wet on wet. The next class period, work on adding tints and shades of green with dabbing of sponges. Add flower details with q-tips.