Tuesday, November 4, 2014

First Grade Impressionist Landscapes

Impressionist Landscape
Teach first grade about Monet with the spray can in Microsoft Paint!

This week we looked at several examples of Monet paintings and identified key features such as a horizon line and blended colors. Then I showed them how to use the Paint spray can tool, especially the different sizes of spray. Students also learned how to select custom colors. This was important to create the subtle color variations.

Students then chose a basic landscape background to modify. Several templates had white skies which some kids made into night scenes! I continue to be amazed and surprised by my students creativity as we use art to learn about basic computer tools.