Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Impressionsim Flowers

In art class, 3rd graders learned about the artist Claude Monet. He was from France and loved to paint outdoors. He helped invent an important style of painting called impressionism. Students created a painting of flowers in a vase in the impressionism style. They painted the flowers by dabbing two colors of paint onto a small square piece of scrap paper. Next, they folded the paper in half to mix the colors together. Finally, students pressed their painted paper onto their artwork for the flowers. One other thing we discussed while creating these is symmetry. The vase needed to be symmetrical and each of the flowers ended up being symmetrical!

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