Full lesson | Create for a teacher a set of content for giving a lesson, beginning with the lesson plan. Each new block of materials must begin with an H1 heading (other subheaders must be H2, H3, etc). When you describe required pictures, write those descriptions in curly brackets, for example: {A picture of a triangle} |

Which subject | Art |

What topic | Impressionism |

What length (min) | 30 |

What age group | Year or Grade 8 |

Class size | 20 |

What curriculum | |

Include full script | |

Check previous homework | |

Ask some students to presents their homework | |

Add a physical break | |

Add group activities | |

Include homework | |

Show correct answers | |

Prepare slides | |

Number of slides | 5 |

Create fill-in cards for students | |

Create creative backup tasks for unexpected moments |

- To introduce the concept of Impressionism in art
- To familiarize students with the works of famous Impressionist artists
- To encourage students to express their creativity through Impressionist techniques

- Printouts of Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edouard Manet
- Paints, brushes, and canvases
- Printouts of printable cards
- Stopwatch/timer
- Sticky notes
- Whiteboard and markers

Year/Grade 8

Art

Step Number | Step Title | Length | Details |
---|---|---|---|

1 | Checking homework | 5 min | Check homework from previous lesson without asking any students to present it to the class |

2 | Introduction to Impressionism | 5 min | Show examples of Impressionist paintings and explain the origins of the Impressionist movement |

3 | Group task | 10 min | Divide students into teams and ask them to create an Impressionist painting using a selected color palette. Teams must use their creativity and knowledge of Impressionism to come up with a unique painting |

4 | Break | 5 min | Encourage a physical activity to loosen up the students and allow them to refocus |

5 | Painting time | 10 min | Students will start their own Impressionist paintings using the techniques learned in the previous step. The teacher will circulate the classroom to observe and assist students |

6 | Distribution of cards | 2 min | Distribute printable cards to students. The cards should contain questions about the techniques used in Impressionism. |

7 | Collection/checking of cards | 3 min | Collect or randomly check the cards filled out by the students |

8 | Homework assignment | 5 min | Assign homework related to this lesson that will solidify their understanding of Impressionism. |

This lesson corresponds with the National Curriculum standards for art education.

Teacher will ask students to get their homework from the previous lesson. Students are instructed to pass their homework forward to the teacher. The teacher will quickly assess the completion of the homework and make a mental note to review areas where students may be struggling.

Teacher will display examples of Impressionist paintings by famous artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edouard Manet. Teacher will briefly explain the origins of the Impressionist movement in art history and its significance.

Students are divided into teams and given a selected color palette. Students are tasked to create an Impressionist painting using their creativity and knowledge of Impressionism. Students will work together in their teams to come up with a unique painting.

Teacher will encourage a physical activity to loosen up the students and allow them to refocus. A quick stretching or breathing exercise will be given.

Students will start creating their own Impressionist paintings using the techniques learned in the previous step. The teacher will circulate the classroom to observe and assist students.

Teacher will distribute printable cards to students. The cards will contain questions about Impressionist techniques used in class.

Teacher will collect or randomly check the cards filled out by the students. This will allow the teacher to assess how well the students are grasping the Impressionist techniques learned in class.

Teacher will assign homework related to Impressionism that will solidify the students' understanding of the art form. The homework will require the students to research more about Impressionism and try to recreate an Impressionist painting on their own.

|--------------|------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 1 | {Image: Examples of Impressionist Paintings} | Introduction to Impressionism | | 2 | {Image: Students in groups} | Group task: Students are divided into teams and given a selected color palette to create an Impressionist painting using their creativity and knowledge of Impressionism. | | 3 | {Image: Stretching Exercise} | Break: Teacher will encourage a physical activity to loosen up the students and allow them to refocus. A quick stretching or breathing exercise will be given. | | 4 | {Image: Students painting} | Painting time: Students will start creating their own Impressionist paintings using the techniques learned in the previous step. The teacher will circulate the classroom to observe and assist students. | | 5 | {Image: Printable Cards} | Distribution of cards: Teacher will distribute printable cards to students. The cards will contain questions about Impressionist techniques used in class. Collection/checking of cards: Teacher will collect or randomly check the cards filled out by the students. This will allow the teacher to assess how well the students are grasping the Impressionist techniques learned in class. Homework assignment: Teacher will assign homework related to Impressionism. |

- Research and write a paragraph about the historical background of Impressionism.
- Choose an Impressionist painting and write a paragraph analyzing the color palette used in the painting.
- Choose an Impressionist painting and write a paragraph analyzing the brushwork and technique used by the artist.
- Recreate an Impressionist painting using your own creativity and knowledge of Impressionism. Write a paragraph describing the techniques you used to create the painting and the emotions or feelings you were trying to convey.
- Research and write a paragraph about an Impressionist artist of your choice. Include biographical information, significant works, and the artist's contribution to the Impressionist movement.

|----------|--------| | What is the significance of Impressionism? | | | Who are some famous Impressionist artists? | | | What techniques are used in Impressionist paintings? | | | How do colors play a role in Impressionism? | | | What was the origin of the Impressionist movement? | |

- What other famous Impressionist artists can you name besides the ones we studied today?
- How did Impressionism differ from traditional art techniques at the time?
- What colors would you use to create a calm, peaceful Impressionist painting and why?
- How can you incorporate nature into an Impressionist painting?
- Can you think of a modern-day event or scene that could be turned into an Impressionist painting? How would you approach it?

- Standing twists
- Toe touches
- Jumping jacks
- Wall push-ups
- Lunges
- Squats
- Arm circles
- Neck stretches
- Shoulder shrugs
- Leg swings