Project Description

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Paint a Meadow Like Monet

Pick up your paintbrush and learn to paint just like Monet! In this hour long Zoom workshop, students in grades K-8 will be introduced to some art history, specifically Claude Monet and Impressionism. They will then paint a landscape. We will look at samples of Claude Monet’s work, and also samples of prior students to see a variety of outcomes. We will draw or paint lines to divide the paper into the sky, mountains/hills and the meadow. Students will then use tempera or acrylic paint and paint an “Impression” of a meadow. Students will learn how to use a paintbrush, different brush techniques, how to mix colors, how to paint a landscape and concepts around depth perception. We will paint the background, and add details, including flowers, trees, and birds. Families are welcome to do this activity together, with each individual working on their own project.

Please note: specific art materials are required to participate in this workshop. Click here to see a full list of what you need for Paint Like Monet.

Register in advance for this live Zoom event on July 7.

Learning goals

  • Learn the basics of painting a landscape design

  • Paint with depth and color

  • Learn about impressionism and about Claude Monet

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Laura Nickel is a Pittsburgh resident with a B.S. in Child Development. She has over 20 years experience working with children of all abilities and ages. She is a self taught artist, and has been working professionally as an artist for 15 years. She has also written and illustrated therapeutic books for children. From the onset of her career she has felt that art and creativity should be the core of a holistic approach to learning. Her teaching approach comes from a strong understanding of the incremental stages of development. She likes to teach around themes to help students make connections and see the relationship of art across time and subjects. Her favorite mediums are watercolor,  acrylic painting, and pottery. Her passion is to encourage people of all abilities and ages to tap into their creative side, and be able to express themselves without judging their own work. She likes her students to focus on the joy of creating and experiencing the process of art without inhibitions.

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Creative Learning Rapid Response is an initiative of

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With generous financial support from

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