We began a study of the Impressionists today. After reading the first section of Monet and the Impressionists for Kids, we attempted to paint original watercolors.
I set up an "outdoor cafe" to get the creative juices flowing.
We dabbed the paint onto our canvasses using cotton swabs.
We put their art on display in our version of the Salon des Refusés (Salon of the Rejected), named in honor of the exhibit where pieces by Monet and Company were displayed in 1863 after being rejected by France's prestigious Salon. In my opinion, Wilbur's looks more like an abstract than an impressionist piece but he is the true artist in the family so I won't try to box him in... this time at least! :)
This was a fun and easy activity. I plan to repeat this soon and allow the boys to paint using acrylics for sharper images.