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Year 1 & 2: Monet and Impressionism

The Year 1s and 2s will be learning all about Impressionism in the Autumn Term. We began by focusing on Monet’s Waterlilies and Japanese Bridge (1897).

The children were very excited to be able to take a virtual tour of Monet’s house at Giverny.

For our first piece of work inspired by Monet, we used oil pastel and watercolour wash. The children were encouraged to build up their picture using dots and dashes of colour:

This was a good opportunity for the children to experiment with markmaking:

The final stage was to add a watercolour wash, blending shades of green and blue:

I think that the children have done a great job in creating impressionist paintings: