Picture This!: Activities and Adventures in Impressionism by Joyce Raimondo
This second book in the Art Explorers series introduces kids to the world of Impressionism, featuring the art of five famous Impressionist artists: Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edward Degas, August Renoir, and Mary Cassatt. Children are encouraged to interpret what they see in the famous artworks and then try the techniques themselves. For each artist, a colour reproduction of his or her famous artwork is paired with questions to get kids thinking about what they see. A short paragraph explains the artist's intentions, emphasizing facts of interest to kids. Easy-to-follow activities then provide hands-on experience with the artist's techniques, subject, and media, each illustrated with examples by actual kids.