Artist of the Month

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Amanda

At the beginning of each month, on a dedicated display board, post up an example of an artist's work. I then encourage the children to find out the name of the artist and the name of the picture.

The second week another picture is added and again I set a competition to see if they can name this week's picture. This continues for the rest of the month, with the display ever changing. Once the first week is over and the children have discovered who the artist is, I add biographical information, facts and questions about the artist, to make an interactive display. I have a selection of books available to help them find the artist. When the children have entered the competition I usually hand out a prize for the correct answer at the end of the week.

This has certainly been a good way of my class being able to distinguish a Mondrian from a Monet!

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Leanne Sweaton

I was looking for an art idea that would be fun and exciting for the children. I cant wait to use this. Many thanks. Leanne (Scotland)

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Art Teacher

I'm planning on highlighting one Artist a month and having all my projects that month reflect something about that artist.August will be Monet.Any suggestions?I teach 1-8 grade Art.

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Upasana

Amazing idea! Kids love it :)

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Miriam Peterson

I am looking for a web site that will give me the art and the artist details. Anyone know of one?

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Clodagh Nic Ghi...

Sorry its a little late but with my little ones (age 5/6) I thought Monet for a lesson! I spoke to them about his different work and how his techniques were unique to him! i then gave them a sheet with masking tape over it in the shape of a bridge and they finger painted and blended etc. When the paint was dry we took off the tape! the result was FAB!

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