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The Houses of Parliament


Grades: 3 – 6+

Medium: Cake Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Oil Pastel, Tempera Paint, Watercolor Pencil

Claude Monet was part of the Impressionism art movement. He loved painting the fleeting changes of colors as the light changed. Imagine a colorful sunset reflecting on a rivera, and create your own sky of playful colors! Inspired by Monet’s Houses of Parliament (1903) series.

Art Techniques:

lines, shapes, half loading, dabbing, overlapping / layering

Art Standards:

4th Grade: 1.3, 2.1, 2.7, 2.8

5th Grade: 1.2, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7

6th Grade: 1.1, 2.1, 2.3

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