Last week, my senior thesis mate, Maddy gave an excellent update on my lessons from last week! (Thanks, Maddy).
The first item on the agenda for this past Thursday's lesson was to explain to the students exactly what Impressionism is, so I gave each student a brightly colored piece of square paper and had them write the definition of Impressionism, and give an example of an Impressionism artist that we looked at (for this lesson Monet & Degas...but mostly Monet). Once the students understood, we moved on to their favorite part... the project!
For the project, I passed out four of Monet's landscapes and I asked the students to identify what type of landscape that work was (seascape, cityscape etc.) Once they did this, I had each student pick a work they would like to replicate using tissue paper (in many different colors). The works they could choose from were: Water Lilies, Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies, Sunset Over Venice, and Impressionism Sunrise.
Here are some examples:
|A students version of Water Lilies using tissue paper|
|Claude Monet's Water Lilies|
|A students recreation of Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies|
|Claude Monet's Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies|
Also, as a side note... I just today found out that I will be completing my practicum this semester at Scott County High School with the art teacher there, so hopefully in my next post I cant talk a little about that!!
I hope everyone is looking forward to seeing more student work at my exhibit coming up!