Friday, February 11, 2011
Monet Mixed Media Masterpieces
I have been having camera issues lately, so I have not been staying on track with what is going on in my classroom. So….I thought I would share a lesson I did a few years ago with a 2nd/3rd class and then last year at my current school with 4th grade.
My first art job was teaching at a school that used the High Scope Philosophy of teaching. In a High Scope classroom Active Learning is very important. Students are given choices in their learning. I found that this philosophy worked well in the art room and fostered creativity.
For this Project I introduced students to Monet’s waterlily paintings. (If any one know how to share PPT on blogs I would be happy too. I have lots of PPT that go with my lessons). After looking at Monet’s art we used bleedable tissue paper and cover a 12x18 piece of paper with tissue paper and water. The next class we took the tissue off and had a really neat background.
Then I showed students the above poster. I told them that their project had to have the following elements: A waterlily, lily pad, something that popped off the page, and supporting details (grass or water detail ). The students got to choose how their materials.
Below are some different student interpretations….