Art Activity Inspired by “Incomparable Impressionism” March 21, 2022

The exhibition Incomparable Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston features an amazing showcase of Impressionist art. You can make your own Impressionist art, too!

This art activity takes inspiration from a beautiful painting by artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Woman with a Parasol and Small Child on a Sunlit Hillside (image #2 in the slideshow). Watch the how-to video below and download the step-by-step guide to get started. For more ideas, visit the exhibition in person at the Museum.

Art-Making Activity | Exploring Impressionist Artists’ Use of Shadow and Light
Impressionist painters mastered the use of light to give the impression of shadows and highlights in their work, which they often created outside. Gather your materials and follow along with the video.
Activity Guide PDF

► Plan Your Visit
See “Incomparable Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” at the MFAH through March 27. Advance timed tickets recommended.

“Incomparable Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Lead foundation underwriting is provided by:

Lead Corporate Sponsor:

Major support is provided by:
Anne and Charles Duncan

Additional generous support is provided by:
1661 Tanglewood
Melza and Ted Barr
Polly and Murry Bowden
Linnet F. Deily
Samuel F. Gorman
Cecily E. Horton
Ann G. Trammell 
Jeanie Kilroy Wilson 
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis
The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Endowment for Exhibitions
Jonathan Blackwood and Dean Maddalena
Bettie Cartwright 
Rosanette S. Cullen
Joyce Z. Greenberg
Francita Stuart Koelsch Ulmer in memory of Frances Wells Stuart

Family Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation; H-E-B; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Institute of Museum and Library Services; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; CFP Foundation; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.