Artist Series: Claude Monet

We love to be creative and to be inspired. We thought we’d take some time out to be inspired by some of the greats.

First stop – Claude Monet

One of Monet’s waterlily paintings was at the Barber Institute. We didn’t want to miss the opportunity of seeing it first hand. To get the children inspired we read this book by James Mayhew. They absolutely loved the book and wanted to read the rest of the Katie series. In the book Katie jumps into 5 different Monet paintings and comes up with her own Monet inspired art.

As we were on the way to the art gallery Z talked about wanting to jump into the paintings (Which Katie does in the book). I explained a bit of art gallery etiquette to ensure she didn’t attempt this!

I’d talked with M about drawing Monet’s painting and we packed his art book and pencils. M does love to draw everyday so I thought he maybe keen.

M and his friend spent nearly an hour sketching and colouring their own versions of The Waterlily Pond. It was truly lovely to see the outcome of their efforts. M was very proud of his work.

Do you have a favourite artist? Have you any ideas for encouring children to be inspired by other artists?

Thanks for reading

Sarah 🙂

25 thoughts on “Artist Series: Claude Monet

  1. I don’t have a favourite artist but both my kids are really into drawing and painting which is great to see as it means they are being creative – and we all know creativity sparks imagination! Loving M and his friend’s attempts at the Monet!

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  2. I remember being taken round art galleries as a child and being mostly bored, now I’d love to go and appreciate them. Love your kids’ artwork #fabfridaypost

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  3. What a fabulous idea to inspire your little artists. I love their drawings, they are an excellent representation. The book is a fabulous idea too. Truly inspiring. #FabFridayPost

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  4. Wow! What a wonderful post, and way to expose those beautiful kids to the wonders of art. We do this often, and I am so fortunate to have had an aunt who took me to museums all over the globe! Sitting in front of giant water lilies paintings at the MoMA is one of my very fondest childhood memories. Thank you for reminding me of those great times! #FabFridayPost xoxoxo

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