Monet Masterpieces



 Monet Waterlilies paintings created by 3rd grade artists.
Inspirational Board
Students looked at the Monet inspirational board. We discussed the difference between hardy and tropical waterlilies.  Hardy water lilies can live in cold climates and usually have white, 
yellow or pink flowers.
Tropical lilies have more delicate flower petal colors and are usually purples and blues.
Class one: Students painted analogous water ponds. 
Class Two: Students added painted paper lilypads, added veins with oil pastels then painted with large brushstrokes to represent the lily flower.
Class Three: Students added a frame with a painted paper border.


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    Hope Hunter Knight
    January 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    beautiful approach!

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    January 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    SO beautiful! Your students must have had a great time creating these Monet Masterpieces!

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    January 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    These are fantastic and capture the essence of Monet's waterlilies! I love the addition of the decorative frame.

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    dutch sisters
    January 27, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Great project!

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    Mrs. C
    February 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    These are gorgeous!!! Monet is my absolute favorite artist. I have done his ponds in many different ways with my students over the years but this is the best way I have seen. They all have the “feel” of impressionism. Monet would be proud!

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    Sharon Joffey
    March 22, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Explain about how the frame was done please.

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      March 23, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      The painting is created on 12 x 18 white sulphite paper. The frame is created using 18 x 24 colored construction paper. First fold the construction paper over in half, then cut a curvy border on the sides of the paper that are open (not the side that is folded). Open up the paper, glue down the 12 x 18 painting and add squares of paper for the border.

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