In February, 6th Grade students (A & B) integrate ART through to the curriculum in a extended project about IMPRESSIONISM AND REALISM.
Teaching about art will contribute to a well rounded education.
Impressionism began in France when a group of young and talented artists decided to rebel against the established art critics, and form a new style of painting all their own. Impressionists wanted to capture a moment in time. Critics said that their work was merely "impressions" of reality and the name stuck.
Realism was an art movement that revolted against the emotional and exaggerated themes of Romanticism. Artists began to explore the reality of every day life.
Students will make artistic choices with their own paintings based on observation of and experimentation with the paint. Focusing on a particular subject, guides with examples of interpretations of the subject as painted by artists known.