Art Appreciation lesson for Prima Ballerina by Edgar Degas from the Impressionist movement. The lesson includes some Christmas themes for the holidays. There are two lessons included for different grade levels. Pages 2-5 are for 1st and 2nd grades. Pages 6-9 are for 3rd-6th grades.
The lesson includes artwork and questions (along with answers) which cause the student to look closely at the painting. Also included are suggested activities for further learning that relate to the painting, a small introduction to the artist, the art period and/or movement identified, and a link to a high quality image for classroom projection.
Claude Monet said, “Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.”
This is the concept for which this art APPRECIATION lesson was modeled. The questions encourage the student to look closely at the painting’s detail and enjoy its beauty. The student learns without even realizing it.