Sixth-grade students explored Impressionistic “painting with light” in art class by creating a new take on Claude Monet’s 1872 painting Regatta at Argenteuil.

Monet “preferred bright colors that showed scenes of everyday life,” Mrs. Egan explained. “He painted pictures with loose and sketchy strokes.

“Our children used a process called a mono-print, which is a painting and a print. The sailboat was painted last above the horizon line and then gently folded in half to create the print or reflection on the water. They were thrilled with the process!”