The Gardens will close at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 20, for all but Fireworks & Fountains ticketholders. Last entry for both Members and timed ticketholders is 4:30 pm. Fireworks & Fountains Show tickets for Saturday are sold out.
Expect minor delays on Route 1 near the Longwood Gardens entrance due to construction (Monday–Friday). Please plan accordingly.
Observe the world of visual arts from a garden perspective in this artistic program that includes thought-provoking activities related to art history, art interpretation, and art production.
Students will embark on an artistic garden voyage that explores the enticing world of garden-inspired art. The study and interpretation of Impressionist artist Claude Monet will serve as inspiration for students to create their own garden-inspired work using developmentally appropriate media and techniques.
K-2: Students experiment with color mixing as they create a color wheel and an original piece of artwork mimicking Impressionist painting techniques.
3-5: Students explore color theory, make their own color wheels, and are challenged to create an original work in the Impressionist style using oil pastels.
6-8: Students investigate the Impressionist movement and interpret paintings of Claude Monet using Visual Thinking Strategies. Using oil pastels, students create original works of art inspired by garden settings.