Making an Impression Art Lesson

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Making an Impression2020-02-21T17:07:36-05:00

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Students will learn about impressionism and pointillism, and the use of the color wheel to create light and dark areas in a piece.

Project Description

Explain the terms impressionism and pointillism. Show students how patches of colors close together are blended by the eye (like yellow next to blue green)

Instructions

  1. Decide on the composition that you would like to do in the impressionist style and sketch in guidelines lightly in pencil. You can choose from still life, portrait, landscape, or a floral.
  2. Working from light to dark, create the background. Use several colors in a variety of shades.
  3. Use a variety of contrasting colors to emphasize your focal point or center of interest.
  4. Print name legibly on the front of the paper (at least an inch from the edge so the name will not be cut off).

Difficulty Level

Mess Potential

Student Satisfaction

Printability

Students will learn about impressionism and pointillism, and the use of the color wheel to create light and dark areas in a piece.

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