I love Claude Monet. I love teaching students about him and his art work. I came up with the idea to paint a Monet lily pond from an inspiring post from Painted Paper.
First my 4th grade students painted blue apple trays in Monet style using a variety of blue tempera paints, violet, green, white, pearl it and texture it paint mediums.
I told them to make sure to paint the whole tray, even the sides!
Students then made lily pads with green painted paper, and flowers with tissue paper. We talked a lot about balance when adding lily pads and flowers to their trays.
These projects were displayed in two different ways for our art show. Some were hung in the hallway with 3rd graders Monet bridges and some were set on tables displayed with third grade clay fish and 3rd grade paper frogs. Checkout my flickr account to see more photo's from this school year and our art show!