Artist: Claude Monet
Project: Impressionistic Waterlilies
Supplies: 8.5x11 card stock and/or plain white paper, assorted colored tissue papers
(will be provided in supply bag)
Other supplies from home that will be needed: pencil, scissors, white glue (elmers) but a glue stick can work, brush or q-tip
We will take a look at Monet’s series of paintings from his time a Giverny, France where he depicted waterlilies at different times of day and through different seasons.
Discuss how his colors change through overlapping of colors and soft brushstrokes to give an impression of the water and lilies.
1 - discuss use of color and form of waterlilies (circle with a slice cut out)
2 - draw out the shapes of the waterlilies on the tissue paper
3 - cut the stripes of blue for water and the lily pads
4 - arrange and glue; first the water then overlap the lily pads
5 - bunch up little pieces to create the flower bud (if using glue stick, cut out a small circle in your flower color)
6 - glue the flower in center of lily pad
7 - sign your masterpiece