http://www.biography.com/impressionists

Always a favorite site for teachers and students, Biography.com, the companion site to A&E’s popular television show, presents a wonderful resource to help kids learn about Impressionist art. Teachers can take their classes on a virtual tour of five Impressionist paintings–by Degas, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, and Renoir–and learn about the themes, colors, and brushwork that sets each artist apart. Kids click on the painting to learn more about the artistic elements that make each painting so special. The site also contains well-written, interesting biographies–loaded with photos and pictures of paintings–for the five featured artists, and additional information about Impressionist masters such as Bazille, Cassatt, Manet, and Sisley. After reading about the artists, kids can test their knowledge with a quiz. Users can access links to more than 70 other Impressionist and art-related web sites or make their own masterpiece using online paint tools. History, art, and design classes all will enjoy using this colorful, interactive resource.