Part of our curriculum involves creating thumbnail sketches before a final product, and most years I am more smitten with these tiny sketches than the final paintings, so this year we chose two to mat, and present the pair of minis as a final product. Students chose a traditional Monet theme, such as haystacks, the skyline over the river, or waterlilies, and then visualized them in two different times of day. Each image is 4x6" and is made with dashes of oil pastel, blended with a neutral color over the top. Lastly, we sampled and selected background colors that made our pastel scenes glow.
|a funny and informative video intro to Monet|
|Inspirational photos and examples|
|students at work on their minis|