Cassatt Monoprints

Posted on May 10th 2022

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Cassatt Monoprints

When Impressionist painter Mary Stevenson Cassatt was born in 1844 in Allegheny City (now part of Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, women weren’t encouraged to pursue careers in art. Being an artist was a man’s job. Luckily, Cassatt knew she was talented and was determined to follow her dream.

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ART KIDBIT: Cassatt Messiest Monoprints

ART KIDBIT: MARY CASSATT

Cassatt's favorite subject to paint was women and children. She loved to paint families doing everyday things together.

Tempera Monoprint Project:

In addition to painting, Cassatt was an accomplished print maker. Here is a printmaking project you can do at home

What you will need:

  • Tempera paint
  • Paint brush
  • Pencil or small stick
  • Cookie sheet
  • White paper
  • Paper towels

Cassatt Messiest Monoprints art projects with Kidcreate in {fran_territory_name}.

Directions:

  1. Paint a picture directly on the cookie sheet. Work fast so the paint does not dry!
  2. Scratch lines into your painting with the pencil or small stick.
  3. Place a piece of paper on top of the wet paint and pat it gently. Try not to wiggle the paper.
  4. Starting in one corner, gently lift the paper off the paint. When it is dry, your monoprint masterpiece is complete!
  5. If you would like to make another print, wipe the paint off the cookie sheet with the paper towels and start again.

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