Mary Cassatt Fact
* Mary was born in Pennsylvania, but when she was 7 her family moved to Paris, which is when Mary decided she wanted to become an artist.
* Cassatt was most famous for her pictures of mother’s and children.
* Cassatt would sometimes use a technique called Monoprint
Mary Cassatt Books
- Baby Loves (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
- Mary Cassatt Family Pictures by Jane O’Connor
- Mary Cassatt Paintings and Prints by Frank Getlein
- Suzette and the Puppy: A Story About Mary Cassatt by Joan Sweeney
- Mary Cassatt Impressionist Painter by Lois V. Harris
Mary Cassatt on occasion used a technique called monoprint.
To replicate this, we painted (using thick lines) with tempura paint onto a cookie sheet and then pressed our paper down onto the paint.
The kids loved changing-it-up a little bit to make painting even more exciting.
Treyton was just as proud of his cookie sheet painting as he was the “canvas” print. Alexa always enjoys painting, but she had a slightly tougher time making her paint lines thick enough for the mono print. She was much more concerned about her color choices and strokes :)
Audrey’s big switch up for the week was using a paint brush instead of just her finger!! Big Stuff!
Coloring Page with Oil Pastels and Watercolors
“Women should be someone and not something.”
Links & Resources
Mary Cassatt Artist Study @ Squidoo
Cassatt Monoprint Impression @ In the Sparrow’s Nest
Online Coloring Page @ Enchanted Learning