Sunday, March 15, 2009


Impressionism was a 19th-century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists exhibiting their art publicly in the 1860s. The name of the movement is derived from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, Sunrise.

Impressionist paintings are usually made by using lots of small brush strokes. It's called pointillism.

You need:
1) thick paper
2) water color or poster paint
3) cotton buds

1) Draw a simple scene. Just do the outlines of basic shapes like trees, mountains, fields, etc.
2) Color the picture lightly using water color or poster paint. Don't do any details yet.
3) To turn your work into an impressionist painting, you have to put dots all over it. Dip one end of the cotton bud to the poster paint and start putting dots. Another way of putting dots is to use the wrong end of the paint brush or to use your finger!
4) Use thin brushes to add finer details.

(you can also use color pens to make your art work)

Here are some of the finished output:

Sunset by Daniel Miranda of Grade 6-B

Farm by Julie Lee of Grade 6-A

Kite by Peter Woo of Grade 6-A

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