Hello! I apologize there have not been as many posts on the site lately. I’ve been busy homeschooling as well making new resources weekly for The Art Curator for Kids Resource Library. I’m hoping I’ll figure out a new groove for balancing it all eventually! My parenting duties must come first. 🙂
Today I have for you a new addition to The Art Curator for Kids Store and also The Resource Library. This is an Impressionism lesson that includes excellent learning activities for your high school and college students. The lesson includes working in groups to analyze art, an easy mnemonic device, reading and analyzing primary source materials to uncover the critical reaction, and discussing how inventions impacted art. I also included a video explanation of the lesson to help you adapt this lesson to best accommodate your students.
The lesson involves analyzing works from the first Impressionist exhibit in 1874 in groups and then reading primary source critiques of the art. I think it is important to teach students how revolutionary Impressionism really was, because their art style is pretty normal to us (think hospital and hotel rooms!). It’s fun to hear in the critics own words how they viewed the art.
The following files are included in this Impressionism lesson:
- Video Explanation of Lesson and File Overview for Teacher
- PowerPoint Lesson with Mnemonic Device
- PowerPoint of First Impressionist Exhibit
- Conventions In-Class Activity (DOC, PDF)
- Reactions In-Class Activity (DOC, PDF)
- Reactions Homework Assignment (DOC, PDF)
- Primary Source Reviews (DOC, PDF)
Buy the Impressionism Lesson
If you are a member of The Art Curator for Kids Resource Library, you can get this lesson and all of my other resources for one membership fee. Find out more information here.
You can also buy this lesson a la carte through the below links.
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