For this project, your challenge is to select a work of art by one of the impressionist artists to recreate. Check out the slides presentation below to learn more about impressionist art:


  • Learn a new painting technique and color theory by recreating a famous work of art.
  • Use short, choppy brush strokes to create work.
  • Create a composition displaying knowledge of color theory.

Check out the following links for artist work. You can either look off a screen or look through the printed versions I have in my desk.

For the purpose of this assignment, I will allow you to use a post-impressionism artist if you would like. The style of their work is much the same, however their work tied in emotion instead of merely light.

Next, check out these videos for tips on painting like the Impressionists:

This video is really long, but you can skip around and see some really good techniques.

Learning Standards   

Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. VA:Cr1.1.I  a. Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors. VA:Cr1.2.III a. Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

 Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.    VA:Cr2.1.I a. Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.    VA:Cr2.1.II a. Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.  VA:Cr2.2.I a. Explain how traditional and nontraditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.

Anchor Standard 3: Revise, refine, and complete artistic work.  VA:Cr3.1.II a. Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, reengage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.  a. Analyze, select, and curate artifacts or artworks for presentation and preservation.

Anchor Standard 8: Construct meaningful interpretations of artistic work.  a. Construct meaningful interpretations, supported by evidence, of an artwork or collection of works through describing and analyzing feelings, subject matter, formal characteristics, artmaking approaches, contextual information, and key concepts.