First Graders learned about Impressionism by studying the artist Claude Monet. We viewed pictures of his home and gardens in order to understand where the inspiration for his art came from. Students then created their own impressionistic artworks using short marks with chalk pastels to imitate the brush marks in an impressionist artwork. We also collaged on some lily pads. Finally, We read the story Once Upon a Lilypad about a couple of frogs living in Monet's Garden. Students used model magic to sculpt their own frog to add to their art. Beautiful job first graders!!