Recycled Monet. I've done artist studies with Monet in different ways, but I love the way these turn out. I use recycled calendar pictures. When these go in the artshow, I always get comments on these pieces. So, if you are looking for a project for Earth day, this is a great option. I let the faculty and parents know that I am in need of calendars, especially those depicting nature
1st g artists looked at the still life paintings of Cezanne. talked about why artists draw still lives--to practice. discussed how artists draw still lives--by looking, observing & finding simple shapes. Each table had an old soup can full of 8 different art supplies--brushes, pencils, markers, etc. We then observed. Which object is tallest, shortest, widest, narrowest? What shapes can we find in the pencil? We talked about overlapping. We used lots triangles, rectangles & ovals to draw these.