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Saturday, October 18, 2014
Mrs. H's class just visited Monet and learned about his famous poplar series of paintings.
9x12 white construction paper
foam texture brushes
We had examples of Monet's work and the kids looked at the colors he used in summer vs the colors he used in fall. They also pointed out the different lines of trees, landforms and the river Epte. First we made a curvy horizon line and mixed our chosen colors right on the paper. For the sky we used tissues to lift off color for clouds.
Then we added our poplar trunks with black paint, making some look closer and some farther away.
Since Monet painted his poplars en plein-aire, during different times of the day and different seasons and different weather conditions, the kids experimented with all of those elements in their own paintings.
Finally the kids used our homemade foam texture brushes to dip into liquid tempera and dab on for the leaves.
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