6 In 6th grade/ Claude Monet

Middle School Monets

12-water lilies 6th folderI just had to post these projects that my 6th graders created. I am so proud how beautiful these turned out. I know these students have painted with me previously but now that they are in middle school I sometimes feel that they just give up and forget all those suggestions I have given them over the years.Β Well, not this group. They took off when the paints were placed on the tables. I briefly discussed how to paint in the impressionist style but did little demonstration. These kids know tints and shades and how to apply paint. Well, after hanging these masterpieces, I guess they have been listening to me over the years after all!


Day One: Students used up to 4 colors for their pond water, then added lily pads.



Day Two: Students painted waterlilies to represent the delicate petals of the waterlily.
Apply paint with thick brushstrokes...

Apply paint with thick brushstrokes…


Β Lastly, students added oil pastels to create more petals and completed the flowers.



Keep on Creating!


tempera paints
12 x 18 drawing paper
large and small brushes

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    March 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    It's never easy to paint water! They did great. Awesome blog too.

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    dutch sisters
    March 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Very pretty!

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    March 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Just beautiful !!

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    Tati Galiano
    March 4, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I am impressed with the strength and beauty of the paintings!.
    It is fortunate for children to have such a good teacher.

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    March 8, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Beautiful!! It is indeed difficult to get middle schoolers motivated sometimes. They did a gorgeous job on these paintings. I love all of the hand-textured paper you use in your projects!

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    June 12, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I love this! Such a great idea!

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