This 56-page PowerPoint presentation gives a brief history of the Post-Impressionism Art Movement and its major artists. It was designed to really help students understand the characteristics and techniques of Post-Impressionism, so that they have a better understanding of the Post Impressionistic style. A prerequisite to this presentation is a lesson on Vincent van Gogh and Post-Impressionism that is not necessary, but can be found HERE.
This presentation can easily be split into three 45 minute lessons. At the beginning of the presentation, famous Post-Impressionism paintings are showcased and define their post impressionistic characteristics. From there, other famous paintings are shown and spark a class discussion by asking the students which post impressionistic characteristics are identifiable in the paintings.
The next portion of the presentation showcases artworks that my students have created and prompts the students to identify each of the characteristics in the student works - then your students must determine if the works are truly post-impressionistic or not - I have created this as a test with a companion work-sheet - but you can also pair the students into groups to complete this activity.
The final portion of the presentation goes over the student hands-on project (step-by-step) which consists of a refined sketch and a final painting. I have also included a teacher and students notes companion as well as two grading rubrics for the project because I don't want my students to have any excuses when it comes to understanding my expectations.
The presentation and worksheet companions are completely customizable. The PowerPoint also has notes for instruction on most of the slides.
Included in the zip file:
Background Slide Graphics