We started off this class with a little cartoon about the artist Claude Monet so my little darlings could envision something about the man whose style we were going to try to mimic!
Monet painted apple trees in blossom many many times but for my Doodlebugs I thought we would focus just on the flowers and paint them huge but using his technique of blending colors right on the canvas or in this case paper! We looked at Monet's flowers and some pictures of real flowers then they drew and painted their own. They were thrilled with seeing the changes in the colours by adding more white and the results are simply gorgeous. Although I tried to get them to leave traces of white in their flowers most of them couldn't resist mixing the paint until they got a smooth lighter tint... but aah well! All in good fun!
Of course they also drew leaves and cut their flowers themselves so they're getting lots of that much needed cutting practice parents 😃
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)