Painting: Impressionism: Free lesson

Children are given one sixth of ‘The Japanese Footbridge’ by Claude Monet as a vertical strip, to accurately draw what they see on their fraction of the painting and then practise mixing and applying paint to match the original

Learning Objectives

  • Understand some of the motivations and techniques of impressionist and post-impressionist painters

  • Know that Claude Monet was a famous impressionist painter

  • Paint skillfully by mixing complex colours

  • Apply paint in the style of Claude Monet, not leaving any white areas

Lesson Plan

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Teacher Video: Painting-Impressionism (free video)

Presentation: Impressionism

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Japanese Footbridge (1920-22) Claude Monet
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Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experience of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a council member with the The National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for…
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