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We meet most of the Ontario Curriculumís specific expectations for the Visual Arts program by introducing a well-known artist and examining his work. We also provide a variety of enjoyable art extension activities to round out the unit. Our unit provides activities designed to familiarize children with line, colour, shape, form, space and texture. There are activities on all the elements of design mentioned, and we have tried to show ways in which they can be related to real paintings. You may want to start with the biography of Monet and the follow-up activities. Have your students look at some of his work and explain to them that he tried something new in painting, which at first some people didnít accept but eventually came to like very much. A visual quiz at the end of the unit might consist of identifying works by Monet when interspersed with the works of other artists.