Monet’s Waterlillies

This is one of my absolute favourite assignments- such a simple and engaging introduction to the light and airy  world ofImpressionism and  Monet’s water-lillies.

They folded the paper in half. On the upper part of the paper, they began to paint in the landscape. Every minute or so, before the paint dried, they folded the paper, to allow the paint to tranfer on the other half of the paper. This way, they created an entire landscape with its reflection in a pool. As a finishing touch, they drew a bridge spanning the paper on the upper half, and water lillies on the lower half of the paper. I reminded them to keep a few things in mind while working- mainly that they didn’t need to depict the details of the trees and flowers- but only give an impression of lush greenery, just like the impressionisnts did.

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