Monet gr2Monet's Japanese Foot Bridge: Grades 2-3 by Marie Max-Fritz


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Students begin to learn how to apply materials with this fun project of reproducing Monet's Japanese Foot Bridge. They learn to follow directions, apply colors and observe shapes and light.

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Monet gr2Monet's Japanese Foot Bridge: Grades 2-3 by Marie Max-Fritz

  1. 1. Monet’s Japanese Foot Bridge<br />Grade 2 <br />By Marie Max-Fritz<br />2010<br />
  2. 2. Claude Monet 1840-1926<br />Father of Impressionism<br />By Marie Max-Fritz Grade 2<br />2010<br />
  3. 3. Soleil Levant, 1872<br />First Impressionist painting <br />
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  5. 5. Waterlilies<br />
  6. 6. Rouen Cathedral<br />
  7. 7. Pastels<br />
  8. 8. Monet’s Japanese Foot Bridge<br />Goal:Students will create a pastel landscape of Monet's garden.<br />Requirements: Students must use selected colors, follow step by step directions for shapes and applications<br />Objectives: Students will:<br /> draw a landscape with fore, mid, and background.<br />blend colors for shadows, light, and color. <br />apply elements and principle of art.<br />create pastel drawings that effectively produce light and color in a landscape format.<br />create a Monet style landscape of a garden.<br /> <br />Resource Materials/Visual Aides:<br /> Power point presentation<br />Visual displays and exemplars<br /> <br />Supplies/Materials:<br /> 11x14 inch smooth white paper (hot pressed)<br />vine charcoal<br />conte crayons<br />pastel<br />kneaded erasers<br />rubber erasers<br />blending sticks<br />Fixative or Aquanet hairspray<br /> <br />
  9. 9. Directions:<br /> <br />Part One<br />If weather permits, class will engage in outdoor drawing lesson. If not, choose pictures of landscapes from teacher or student files (no architecture). <br />Lightly sketch horizon line and important subject matter with vine charcoal.<br />Use kneaded eraser to clean up unwanted lines or marks to maintain whiteness of paper. <br />Blend pastel into shapes for areas with subject matter. <br />Use erasers to maintain whiteness on sunlit areas (if applicable)<br />Add minimum details to mid-ground and more detail to foreground.<br />Repeat this method throughout the entire drawing for harmony and unity.<br />Apply opposite colors for emphasis and gently blend outward with blending sticks for value.<br />Class critique of work in progress using principles of art.<br />Part Two<br />Discuss the ways color is portrayed in light and shadows.<br />Observe the differences in textures of the objects in both the light and shadows.<br />Manipulate erasers to be utensils to replicate the textures.<br />Complete textures that require darkest marks<br />Emphasize highlighted areas with lightest colors.<br />Spray with fixative or hairspray.<br />Class critique on completed drawings.<br /> <br />Critique/Evaluation/Assessment:<br />Teacher and Student Critique<br />Are the principles of atmospheric perspective applied accurately?<br />In which manner are they applied, subtle or intense?<br />Do they create the sense of distance?<br />How?<br />Are the textures effective?<br />How?<br />Do the drawings display an understanding of how to apply charcoal in creating landscapes?<br />Written class-work:<br />Vocabulary definitions for elements and principles of art in Monet's style <br />Brief description of Monet how student applied the Principles of Art to his/her own work to create the effect of color and light.<br />Practice drawing landscape.<br />
  10. 10. Time Budget:<br />2 days week for 2 weeks<br />40 mins. each class<br />5 min. introduction<br />30 min. work period<br />5 min. clean up<br /> <br /> <br />Vocabulary:<br /> <br />horizon line - a line where the surface is divided from the background<br />background - section of the picture that portrays the farthest distance<br />foreground - section of the picture that appears closest to the viewer<br />middle ground - space between the foreground and background<br />value- lightness or darkness of a color<br />emphasis- areas that are given special interest to create importance<br />harmony- application of similar elements consistently throughout the picture<br />unity- all the parts of the drawing are portrayed as one, whole, not separate and unconnected<br /> <br /> <br />Safety Concerns:<br />N/A<br /> <br />Extensions<br /> <br />1. Choose an outline page of one of Monet's landscapes and color.<br />Bibliography/References:<br /> <br />Kuhl, Isabel. (2009) Impressionism. New York: Parragon<br />Oceana Books. (2003). <br />The painting handbook. London: Quantum Publishing Ltd.Quantum Books. (2003). <br />The great masters. London: Quantum Publishing Ltd.<br />