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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Painting the seasons and time of day

Class Topic:

Painting the seasons, time of day and the sky with color


(Overview & big concepts)

Students examine and discuss the colors that make up the sky at different times of day and during different seasons (sunrise, sunset, rainstorm, snowstorm).

MFA Connections:

French Impressionism, look into Maxfield Parrish

Art-making activity:

Sponge painting with various colors to create sky paintings.

Follow-up activity:

Watch video, “Baby Einstein, Baby Monet: Discovering the Seasons”


Created By

Sarah Arcotta