Claude Monet was one of the founders of impressionism, a 19th century art movement. One of Monet’s ambitions was to document the French countryside. Because of this ambition, he often painted the same scene lots of times to capture the changing of light and seasons.
As you can guess, Monet often painted outside. And in this activity, you’ll be doing the same. You won’t have to paint like the impressionists, though. What’s important is that you go out and paint what’s outside!
Depending on where you want to go, you may need to go there with your parents. If you’re planning to paint in your backyard, you may not need to, but if you plan on going to the top of a hill to paint, then you’ll definitely need to go there with your parents!
Before you actually go outside of your home to paint, you first need to have all of your materials with you. You don’t want to go back and forth just because you forgot some of your materials, right?
Pop the water colours out of the water colour case and then pour the liquid paint in it.
Clip the lid of the water colour case under the clip board. This is to keep the case secure.
Find the perfect spot to paint. The perfect spot to paint depends what you’re interested in painting. Monet painted water lilies, women in gardens, boats in the water, etc. Maybe you could paint your pet dog outside in your backyard or maybe even a view of the beach nearest you.
Go to the perfect spot to paint and start painting. It’s okay to mix colours, or even to paint your own style! You don’t have to paint like the impressionists did! What’s important is that you go outside to paint.