zaterdag 3 april 2021

Water lilies on a plate


By a student of grade 1

Claude Monet (1840-1926) is considered one of the most important painters of Impressionism. 

 Typical for Impressionists:

  • they choose subjects from ordinary life 
  • special attention for light and color
  • work in the open air
  • smooth brushstrokes
  • dashes resemble a sketch
  • it's about the impression!

Monet had a large garden with a pond and a Japanese bridge in Giverny France. He liked to paint in that garden. His works of water lilies are therefore famous.

Discuss the term impressionism. Show some paintings by Monet and zoom in on a work with water lilies in Arts & Culture. Do students see the characteristics of impressionism in this artwork?

You need:
  1. paper plates
  2. tempera paint in blue and white 
  3. stencil brush
  4. white drawing sheet 
  5. tissue paper in green an light green 
  6. water and sponge
  7. tissue paper in pink and yellow
  8. mold of a water lily leaf
  9. glue
  10. scissors
Step 1:
Dab the plate with blue and white.  

Step 2:
Wet the white paper with a sponge. Cut squares from the green tissue paper. Place them on the wet paper and let the bleed. Let dry.


Step 3
Remove the tissue paper. Trace the mold of the lilyflower leaf and cut it out.  

Step 4
Fold the tissuepaper for the lily twice diagonally. Cut a flower shape. 

Step 5
Grab the flower shapes in the middle. Crumple them into a flower. Put a drop of glue on the lily leaf and stick the center of the lily on top. Roll a wad of leftover tissue paper and stick it in the center of the flower.

Elements of art: texture, color, space. 

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