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Elementary [1st-5th] Video

Claude Monet and Impressionism

Created on May 30, 2012 by nancyrae1

A Step-by-Step hands-on Virtual Art lesson on video. Meets the National Standards for the Visual Arts. Integrated with core subjects. For Grades 3-8 View trailer at You can get it on Amazon and Tower Videos now!

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1 session; 45 minutes per session

7 steps to completing your masterpiece (integrated pause points after each step in the video) Paint like Monet. Learn to paint using the style of impressionism. Learn about the artist, Monet. Integrated subjects such as plant anatomy, and geography. Learn given art terms. Learn through experience that art is fun and exciting!

paint: the primary colors + white
small round brush
sponge cut to small square
water container
paper towel
protective surface
DVD: monet & impressionism
DVD player

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1. Insert DVD
2. Listen/observe
3. Press PAUSE after each step
4. Paint
5. Press PLAY to continue to next step
6. Repeat until masterpiece is done!

Teachers can customize their own lesson plan and objectives based on the video contents. My website includes free printable charts on the standards met, art terms, and integrated subjects that go along with the lesson.

It is my intention to make art education more affordable and readily available for teachers, afterschool programs, and homeschoolers. Students should be taught that art is fun and exciting! And, with the many budget cuts, this is a perfect solution for a cost effective hands-on art lesson.
The lessons are super easy to facilitate as well!


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
[5-8] Students select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[5-8] Students integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks

Visual Arts Standard 4:
Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

[K-4] Students know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures
[5-8] Students know and compare the characteristics of artworks in various eras and cultures

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[K-4] Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum
[K-4] Students understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines
[5-8] Students compare the characteristics of works in two or more art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods, or cultural context

Claude Monet


Variety, Space, Proportion/Size, Emphasis, Contrast, Color/Value

Painting, Watercolor, Acrylic, Mixed Media

Geography, History/Social Studies, Science, English/Language Arts

  • mrssuzannemoore 05/01/2013 at 12:09pm
    Absolutely wonderful lesson! I hope to use it next year! Thanks!