Impressionism at the Elementary Level



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Introduction to Teaching Impressionism

Introduction 0:44

Introducing the Impressionist Masters 4:25

How to Talk About Impressionism

Discussions and Vocabulary 2:43

Impressionist Techniques

An Overview of Media and Materials 5:58

Important Impressionist Techniques 7:29

Beginning Impressionism

Ideas for a Beginning Impressionist Lesson 12:45

Intermediate Impressionism

Ideas for an Intermediate Impressionist Lesson 14:16

Advanced Impressionism

Ideas for an Advanced Impressionist Lesson 10:44

Critiques and Assessment

Student Reflection and Self-Assessment 2:48


Conclusion 0:41

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Impressionism at the Elementary Level

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn about specific media, techniques, and vocabulary to help you introduce your students to the work of Impressionist masters

  • 2 Explore project ideas for beginning, intermediate, and advanced lessons that incorporate impressionist techniques

  • 3 Discover new ways to help your students reflect on their work and assess their learning

Teaching Impressionism is a great way to introduce both art history and painting techniques to your students, but how can you make sure they’re getting everything they need? In this Learning Pack, explore a variety of approaches for introducing artists, vocabulary, media, and techniques related to Impressionism. Gain specific ideas for lessons, critiques, assessments, and more. It’s everything you need to teach impressionism to your elementary students!

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
1.8 Utilizes knowledge of art ed philosophies in planning of content

4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media

Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

Haley Parker

Haley Parker

AOE Graduate Instructor and PRO Facilitator

Haley is an Abstract Expressionist painter who received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is a former elementary art teacher and current graduate instructor at the Art of Education who loves sharing her passion through teaching art!


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