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Madly Monet

Focused Disciplines: Painting,

Printmaking, Collage

In this unit of work children are introduced to the work of the famous French artist, Claude Monet. In learning about his paintings of his garden at Giverny they gain knowledge of painting and printmaking techniques and creating a range of colours by mixing different colours.

Teaching Pack

  • 6 Lesson Presentation Slides

  • Knowledge Organiser

  • Medium Term Plan

  • Scheme of Work Overview

  • Additional teaching resources

Curriculum Scope & Sequence

Theoretical Knowledge

Children will know:

  • How to mix a range of colours

  • That printmaking is transferring an image from one surface to another.

  • Children will know about the lives, style and works of art of significant artists, architects, and designers, including Claude Monet

  • Children will know and be able to identify some of the key painting genres, including landscape.

  • Children will be able to recognise and know about some of the iconic works of art from the past 500 years, including some of Claude Monet’s paintings of his garden at Giverny and to be able to explain how they were created.

Technical Knowledge

Children will begin to understand about the elements of art and be able to apply them to the creative process.


Children will be able to:

  • draw lines and shapes of different thicknesses and sizes.

  • draw from both imagination, observation, and a range of sources.


Through experimenting with a range of painting materials, children;

  • create new colours by mixing colours together.

  • select the appropriate brush or painting tool to create different painted effects.

  • apply an increasing range of brush strokes and techniques to create different paint effects.


Children will be able to:

  • use objects, stamps, and stencils to create images.

  • use a range of techniques to create monoprints.


Children will be able to:

  • create collage and mixed media compositions using a range of materials to convey an idea or for a given purpose.

Conceptual Knowledge

Children will understand the creative process through:

  • Using their imagination to create art.

  • Choosing appropriate media and materials with which to create their art.

  • Developing ideas linked to a topic they are interested in.

  • Comparing their art with iconic works of art by significant artists.

  • Talking about their art, explaining its meaning and their intentions.

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