Resources

Stephen May

Gallery 78: Stephen May

A biography with several sample works from Gallery 78.

 

Still Life Composition

Cybermuse “How-To” Videos: Painting a Still Life Composition

Follow painter Nathalie Mantha as she demonstrates the steps to creating a still life with acrylic paints.

 

National Gallery of Art Kid’s Zone: Still Life

This interactive site allows you to create compositions that mirror the paintings of the old masters. Experiment with light, perspective, colour, and object arrangement. For all ages.

 

Impressionism

Download or browse eight teacher lessons (grades 1-8) introducing the major themes of Impressionism, or take a guided tour through turn of the century France and explore the interesting concepts that defined the Impressionist art movement.

 

Impressionist Paintings Collected by European Museums: A Resource Packet for Educators

An excellent introduction to Impressionism for teachers, including several lesson plans, resources, and suggested readings. Created by the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), the Denver Art Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum.

 

Incredible Art Department: Impressionism/ Post-Impressionism

A variety of links to sites about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and the major artists of the period, including Monet and Van Gough. Links to related lesson plans are also provided.