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I adore Monet‘s works of art and who that loves Monet does not appreciate Seurat?

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There we were, meandering around the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  As well as seeing work by several other of my favourite artists’, I’d had the chance to view a couple of my favourite Monet‘s pieces – ‘Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lillies‘ and ‘Water Lillies‘, as well as a Van Gogh I really liked, so was feeling pretty darned great!

Then I wandered through to one of the other galleries and stumbled on this.

My husband Mike is rather fond of Georges Seurat’s work. We’d seen some of his other pieces at MoMA on a previous visits, but he always said he’d love to have seen what’s probably one of Seurat’s most famous ones – ‘Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’.

There was a rather excited ‘Mike!  Mike!  Look what’s here!!!’ – his face actually lit up when he saw the…

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English: The Water Lily Pond ((1919) by Claude...

The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet

Here is a project that I found it in a  book entitled: Art for the Very Young by Elizabeth Kelly and Joanne McConville. It features a technique made popular by the Impressionist art movement of which Claude Monet was and still is a front-runner. I first discovered this charming painter when I did an assignment on one of Monet’s fellow Impressionists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir for Humanities class in the eleventh grade, high school.

Enjoy!

Materials Needed:

Cookie sheets, cake pans, or pizza pans

tablespoon each of blue, purple, pink, green tempera paint

Honey

Water

Dish detergent

Wite construction paper that is larger than the pan you choose to use

Green tissue paper

Small plastic containers, one for each paint color

Scissors

Paint brush(es)

Cut tissue paper into lily pads. In each plastic container mix: 1 tempera paint color with 1  tablespoon each of honey and water. Place pan upside down and paint the surface with any combination of the tempera-honey-water mixtures. Place construction paper over painted area. Gently smooth paper with hands. Carefully lift paper to reveal a “pond” pattern. Place tissue paper lily pads on wet paint. Gently smooth them down and let painting dry.

References:

Art for the Very Young: Ages 3-6

Art for the Very Young:   http://www.amazon.com/Art-Very-Young-Ages-3-6/dp/1568226683/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325716647&sr=8-1

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