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5 In 1st grade/ Claude Monet/ Flowers/ Landscape/ Nature/ Tempera Paint

Irises by Monet

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Irises were among Monet’s favorite flowers. They lined the pathways leading up to the house and Japanese bridge on the artist’s property at Giverny. 
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Monet applied thick purples, blues and green paint using bold strokes. The effect was possibly induced by his poor vision.
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If you need a one day project, this is a masterpiece!
1st grade students created these charming paintings with oil pastels and tempera paints. After viewing images of his home and garden, students selected a piece of construction paper, then dragged and rubbed 2-3 oil pastels across their paper. 
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Next, students “tapped” their brushes into various shades of green paint and painted the iris stems. We chose to paint 5-7 stems.
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Lastly, students painted the flower blooms with shades of purples and used just a bit of yellow to represent the center part of the flower.
Fields of Poppies Monet

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Irises

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Materials:
Tempera Paint
Oil pastels
brushes

 

Keep on creating! 
 
Laura 🙂

 

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5 Comments

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    Abby Schukei
    January 22, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I might have to try this out with my Kindergarten classes! What grade did you do this with? They look so nice!

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    Paintedpaper
    January 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks Abby! I did this projects with 1st grade. 🙂

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    Mary
    January 24, 2015 at 3:37 am

    I really like the textured background against the painted Irises! I am always inspired by your themed art lessons.

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    Hope Hunter Knight
    January 25, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Gorgeous – you do such a good job teaching them painting techniques – they all feel very fresh

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    zarah nitsa
    February 28, 2015 at 5:17 am

    These are adorable and beautiful color images.
    Zarah from Bizbilla B2B portal

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