Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Art Projects and Curriculum

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About Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French Impressionist painter. Born in 1841, he is widely considered to be one of the leading figures of the Impressionist movement and one of the greatest painters of all time. Renoir's works are characterized by their luminous color, light brushwork, and focus on capturing the fleeting moments of everyday life. He was known for his innovative techniques, such as capturing the effects of light and color in a scene, and his works often convey a sense of joy and lightheartedness.

Over time, Renoir's style evolved from representational images to more abstract and innovative works, and he became a pioneering figure in the Impressionist movement. Today, Renoir's works can be found in major museums around the world, and he remains one of the most famous and beloved artists of all time.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art Lesson & Art Activity

Your students will discover the techniques of the Impressionists while learning about Auguste Renoir’s beautiful “rainbow palette.” In their classrooms they will create a landscape with impressionistic color reflections. Be sure to click through the student masterpieces at the top of this page.

Art Elements Taught


Art Activity Emphasis

Impressionistic Landscapes Showing Reflections

Vocabulary Learned

color wheel, complementary, composition, contrast, impressionist, palette, portrait, reflection, shadow

Student Art Supplies

Watercolor Crayons, Foam Brushes
Art Lessons for Pierre-Auguste Renoir

How the Art Program Works:

1. Assembly

Introducing the Masters—Multi-Purpose Room or Classroom (20-45 minutes)

2. Student Worksheets

Learning from the Masters—Classroom (15-30 minutes)

3. Student Art Projects

Working with the Masters—Classroom (50-60 minutes)

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I love MTM because it provides our kids with otherwise unavailable or limited art exposure. It gives them a chance to create and be inspired by amazing artists from different times in history, as well as within different mediums. Being a coordinator for MTM allows me the privilege of providing inspiration and creativity to kids just starting out on their educational journey- they never cease to amaze me with what they are able to express!

Liz Straight
Parent Coordinator, Antelope Hills Elementary School Murrieta, CA

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