This À la cART lesson introduces students to the French artist Claude Monet and his water lily paintings, create faux stained glass window paintings and (optional) learn basic French color names.
You will Receive
- 25-page, non-editable PDF
- a single class (60 – 90 minute) duration art project
- an introduction script to read aloud with questions to engage students
- list of different art techniques used
- step-by-step instructions with pictures
- common core art standards
- extension activities
Total of 25 pages
I design À la cART lessons to be completed with simple art supplies as it is difficult enough trying to cart materials from one classroom to another. This Monet inspired faux stained glass window painting project does need something extra: (1) FOOD COLORING and (2) PLASTIC DOCUMENT COVERS. These can be purchased at any office supply store. Plastic food wrap with a clipboard works too.
Approximate Time Needed
The time needed will depend on the age group of students but usually takes approximately 45 - 60 minutes for the read-aloud introduction and art lesson and an extra 20 minutes for enrichment activities.
Read Aloud Introduction
You do NOT need any art and / or art history knowledge to teach À la cART lessons – it is all laid out for you. The read-aloud introduction introduces the artist and explains art movement and techniques pertinent to the lesson; with questions guiding student conversation.
I like using visuals to support my lessons. Due to copyright infringement, the art pieces are not included but I have listed the artist and title of the artwork. You can do a Google image search and then share with the class by projecting on a smartboard or whiteboard.
Common Core Art Standards
(4.VA:Cr2.1.4a) Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches
Perfect for grades 3 – 12, homeschooling
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