TAG: Claude Monet

Monet’s Magical Garden
Lesson Plan

Monet’s Magical Garden

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will pretend they are insects or frogs, jumping from lily pad to lily pad as they explore the world in Monet’s painting.

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Creating a Local Garden
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Creating a Local Garden

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of The Water Lily Pond; explain how the natural resources that appear in the painting, particularly the vegetation, correspond with the climate of France; and design and create a collage of a garden including different vegetation that co

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Hues and Bridges
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Hues and Bridges

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 45 minute lessons

Students will learn the definition of hue and explore Monet’s use of various blue hues in his painting Waterloo Bridge. Students will then create a painting of a famous bridge using various hues of one color.

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It’s Not Just Gray; It’s Lovely!
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It’s Not Just Gray; It’s Lovely!

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students explore the ideas of light, shadow, and color, as well as what is considered beautiful, through their examination of Monet’s Waterloo Bridge. They will put these ideas together in a written postcard designed to help travelers see the beauty of London.

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Swirling Mists
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Swirling Mists

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

The children will use their imaginations to pretend they are the swirling mist and fog in Monet’s painting Waterloo Bridge. They will also learn about key details in the painting to help them deepen and expand their imaginative connection to the piece.

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A Garden for Monet
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A Garden for Monet

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Mimicking Monet’s love of gardening, students will create paintings and transform their classroom into a garden gallery, using The Water Lily Pond for inspiration.

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Living for the City
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Living for the City

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will explore how painter Claude Monet and poet E.E. Cummings used different artistic mediums to highlight the contrasts found in a city. They will then explore various literary devices and compose a poem in the style of Cummings.

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A Frog at the Water Lily Pond
Lesson Plan

A Frog at the Water Lily Pond

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of The Water Lily Pond, envision what it would be like to be at the pond using all of their senses, and write a short story or descriptive piece inspired by The Water Lily Pond which incorporates expressive words and phrases.

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Where to Build a Bridge
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Where to Build a Bridge

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of Waterloo Bridge, explain the significance of bridges and how they have been used across time and cultures, and explore how bridges could be built to enhance their school through an “engineer walk” discussion, drawing, and writing.

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Monet’s Shapes
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Monet’s Shapes

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will explore the mysterious atmosphere and foggy shapes found in Monet’s painting Waterloo Bridge. They will sing “London Bridge is Falling Down” as a class and use shape stamps to create a painting of a bridge.

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Five Facts About Claude Monet's Water Lilies
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Five Facts About Claude Monet's Water Lilies

Claude Monet’s love of water lilies is well documented in his artistic output. Monet’s pond in Giverny became his universe during the last two decades of his life, providing the subject for more than 300 artworks. He became a master gardener, continually adding new specimens for artistic inspiration. (See Monet's profile in our series of Passport to Paris artist profiles.) More

Passport to Paris Artist Profile: Claude Monet
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Passport to Paris Artist Profile: Claude Monet

Claude Monet moved to Paris in 1862 and worked in and around the city for the beginning of his career, briefly moving to his family home in Normandy in 1867 due to poverty. In 1870 he moved to London to escape the Franco-Prussian War. He moved to Giverny in 1883 where he spent the rest of his life creating and painting his elaborate flower garden. Facing poverty most of his life, Monet traveled extensively in order to find new subjects to paint and widen the range of appeal for his prospective buyers. More

Landscape Paintings Never Shown Before on View Now
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Landscape Paintings Never Shown Before on View Now

As you may have heard, the Denver Art Museum is gearing up to present Passport to Paris, a group of three exhibitions focusing on French art opening this fall. Several landscape paintings currently on view (including Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge) will be incorporated in this special exhibition. Although the DAM’s most treasured impressionist works will be temporarily relocated, do not fear. More

Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection
Exhibition

Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection

Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.

Inspired by the drawings cabinets of gentlemen and connoisseurs, this exhibition will offer a space where visitors can get close to artworks, the intimate nature of which invites contemplation and close-up viewing. Curator Angelica Daneo notes the special immediacy of a work-on-paper where little separates the viewer from the direct hand of the artist. More

Nature as Muse
Exhibition

Nature as Muse

Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum
Feb 12, 2014–Mar 23, 2014

Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum was part of the exhibition Passport to Paris. It features the Impressionist masterworks that Denver-based philanthropist Frederic C. More

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum
Exhibition

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum

Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.

It features 50 masterpieces from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Masters such as Nicolas Poussin, François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet will be among those represented. More

Passport to Paris Will Lead Visitors on a Journey from Old Masters to Monet at the DAM in Fall 2013

Passport to Paris
Exhibition

Passport to Paris

Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

Update: Passport to Paris is sold out. Nature as Muse, the Impressionist landscapes exhibition that is part of Passport to Paris, will reopen at general admission pricing Feb. 12–March 23. Thank you for your interest! More

DAM Joins Google Art Project
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DAM Joins Google Art Project

The Denver Art Museum has teamed up with Google Art Project and 150 other museums around the globe to share some of our favorite works with you. More