Celebrate Summer With An Art Project – June 7 – Impressionist Painter Paul Gauguin’s Birthday

PAUL GAUGUIN, Les trois petits chiens (Still Life with Three Puppies)

Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin was born in ParisĀ on this day in 1848.

Incredible Art Lessons from Princeton Online offers a free sample art lesson built around the Three Puppies painting.


Children will:

Offer interpretations of the situation presented in this painting by creating stories about what happened and after the moment depicted.

Increase their sensitivity to the composition of the painting by physically recreating the scene.



Light and dark pattern

Relational concepts: above, below, in front, behind, far, close, top, bottom

Also –

A chance to have some artsy fun with the kids!

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