Claude Monet - the life of an artist
Inspire your Children with the 'The Life of Claude Monet' great artist video
Start your art day with the video of the life of one of the world’s greatest artists, Claude Monet. Let your children discover what motivated and inspire him, what drove him on despite his personal problems and lack of success and why he became a world renown artist.
Your Monet video will keep your children enthralled and engaged throughout its 35 minute length. My experience tells me the video is appropriate for Year 1 ( 5 to 6 year olds) and above, but the final decision rests with you, the teacher.
Teachers Please Note
that aspects of the artist’s lives may have been simplified, amended or exaggerated to make their stories accessible to children. Paul, Artist in School make every effort to create accurate interpretations of each artist’s life – we accept no responsibility for the consequences of any factual inaccuracies.
The Life of Claude Monet – The Film
Claude Monet resources for Art Teachers
Reluctant Child Artists?
Do you teach children who are reluctant artists?
Or have no confidence in drawing or painting?
After viewing the ‘Life of Claude Monet’ video show these FREE motivational videos. Children will realise they can draw, and no one in the world draws as they do – something to be really proud of.
Drawing / Painting Tutorials to enhance your Claude Monet Day
Why not show your classes our drawing and painting tutorial videos, especially designed for children. Before you know it, they will be drawing and painting landscapes like Claude Monet – wonderfully.
How to organise a Claude Monet art day/workshop
Start your art day with a showing of ‘The Life of Claude Monet’ . This will set the scene for your art day. After a short break you could use some of the drawing videos displayed here to show the children how to draw landscapes, skies etc. Stop/start the videos as required so children can follow the drawing process.
Set the task of the children drawing their own landscape based on their drawings.
In the afternoon show the landscape painting videos, and let them sketch out their idea from the morning before painting their picture.
* Children will require sketchbooks, or at least 3 sheets of A3 paper for the drawing workshop – you may need more paper if the children are watching a number of videos
* For the painting sessions children will need a paper plate each for colour mixing and one between two for the paint
* Colours required are blue, red, yellow, dark brown and white. All colours can be mixed from these.