Thursday, October 16, 2014

Little Artist: Claude Monet

We are back with another "Fine art" for kids, art project. This is our 4th artist/project. You can check out our previous projects if you would like.

Mondrian  ~  Matisse   ~  Seurat


My favorite part about all of these projects has been the broad range of skill levels that they work with. Most of these projects work great if a kid is 2, or if they are 12

This week we worked on one of my all time favorite artists.

If you would like to study Mr. Monet you can check out this biography on him by Making Art Fun.

Or you can see if your library has a copy of The Magical Garden of Claude Monet

Supplies Needed:
White paper
Good quality painters tape
Acrylic paint
Paint Brush

First I took the tape and marked of a bridge. I would highly recommend using a thinner, good quality painters tape. I used some of the cheaper kind and it wanted to peel off the paper when I took it off. 

With the tape in place I let her go crazy painting, blending and layering the colors. 

*Note I used a place mat underneath to save me from scrubbing the counter top. 

After she was finished we allowed the piece to dry for about 15-20 minutes.

Then we carefully removed the tape and we had our own Monet inspired water bridge painting.

Studying and replicating the great Impressionist was a lot of fun. It was nice to feel lie this project had absolutely no rules to it and she was totally free to just paint. 

If you give this project a try be sure and let us know how it goes!

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  1. I think this has to be one of my favorites you've done so far. I just love the final product. Maybe I could try this with Connor.

    1. I think it is my favorite to. I was just thinking that I really should have done this one with Emily using finger paints. I have no idea what I was thinking that day. Silly me.

  2. So much fun. A great way to make any kid feel like an artiste!

  3. This is a great one! So much fun!

  4. wow that is so awesome looking! and you are right I think any age could do it. I'm saving this for something to do after we're done with crazy Halloween stuff! Oh and when my foot heals so Incan walk downstairs where all the crafts are ;)

  5. I love this one!! I feel like that would also look amazing done on canvas and displayed on a wall somewhere.
    I might have to wait until Marcus gets a little older for him to appreciate this one, but I'm totally tucking it away!

  6. oh that is so fun! It looks sooooo professional! I'm pretty sure if I did one it would not turn out half as good.