Art in your homeschool is just not the same without learning about the creators behind the artwork. These free resources for studying Renoir are a great way for kids to learn about a famous impressionist artist and his creations.
This post is part of the Famous Artists From Around the World Series
Pierre Auguste Renoir is one of the world’s most adored and well-known impressionist painters.
What is impressionism?
Impressionism is a movement in the art world that originated in France around the 1860s. These types of paintings were characterized by the artist’s impression of a specific moment.
Many times there was a shifting of light and color, but the artist’s unique impression of reality was the key.
Impressionism also captured the depiction of one’s feelings and experiences. For instance, you would see in the artwork impressions of people, light, atmosphere, landscape, and objects.
What is pretty cool about impressionists is that they changed the art game by being the first to paint outdoors.
Their painting was laid thickly and used quick brush strokes.
Who was Pierre Auguste Renoir?
Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, France, on February 25, 1841. Renoir took his first painting job in 1854 working in a porcelain factory painting designs on fine china pieces.
He often visited the Louvre to admire the works of the French masters. Then in 1861, he began attending an art studio and enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux.
In the art studio, he met the likes of other artists who would also soon become known to the world like Paul Cézanne and Claude Monet. This group eventually formed the Impressionist Era in 1863.
In 1869, Renoir worked with Claude Monet on the very first impressionistic landscape painting outdoors.
After going to war in 1870, Renoir spent ten years painting everyday scenes from all over Paris.
Renoir did a huge amount of paintings during his lifetime. Many of his paintings were of the female form. As a matter of fact, he married his favorite model to paint, Aline Charigot.
Note: Please keep this in mind when showing his paintings to children. I have found some kid-friendly videos for your kids below.
Explore these free resources for studying Renoir in your homeschool:
Renoir, Pierre Auguste | Art Smarts 4 Kids
Renoir FREE Artist Study | Jimmies Collage
Thinking About Renoir | Aletha Kuschan’s Weblog
Pierre Auguste Renoir FREE Printable Biography | Making Art Fun
Renoir Facts for Kids – Famous Artists | Cool Kid Facts
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Facts for Kids | Kids.Kiddle
Art History and Artists Impressionism | Ducksters
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) | Weiner Elementary
21 Facts About Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Sothebys
Renoir Art Lesson – Biography & Activities | Liberty Hill House
Who Was Pierre-Auguste Renoir? | Biography.com
Pierre Auguste Renoir Reading Passage | Kids World Fun
Renoir for Kids | Google Arts & Culture
Printables for your Renoir unit and lessons:
FREE Art Cards | Deborah Perrot – The Paper Maid
Pierre-Auguste Renoir FREE Notebooking Pages | Homeschool Helper Online
FREE Pierre August Renoir – Word Search Worksheet | Making Art Fun
Art and Literature FREE Poster – Renoir 1874 | Wilson Store
FREE English Language Arts and Arts Poster – Renoir 1875 | Wilson Store
Art and projects to go alongside your Renoir lessons:
Renoir Art Project for Kids | Teach Beside Me
Fun Art with Renoir and His Plates | Artree Kids
Textured Painting with Renoir: Famous Artist Kids’ Activity | Mini Monet and Mommies
Pierre Auguste Renoir Art | Renoir Art Projects For Kids
Renoir Art Exercise – Sesame Street Videos | PBS KIDS
Art Project – Renoir | Fun Learning Activities for Children
Renoir Art Project for Kids: Learning About Shades & Tints | Happy Homeschool Nest
Montessori Inspired Renoir Printables and Activities | Welcome to Mommyhood
Free Renoir artwork coloring pages for your students:
FREE Coloring Page Renoir | edupics
By the Seashore by Pierre Auguste Renoir FREE coloring page | Super Coloring
Pierre Auguste Renoir Self Portrait FREE coloring page | Super Coloring
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Umbrellas Project Color Tones | Montessori from the Heart
Auguste Renoir Coloring Pages for Kids | Just Color
Videos for your students to watch about Renoir:
A Beginners Guide to Renoir | Khan Academy
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: A Biography (Kid-Friendly Video) | Mrs Sarah Magallano
Renoir’s Tulips K – 2nd (Video) | Washington Art Space
How to Recognize Renoir: The Swing (video) | Khan Academy
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Biography | Surfnetkids
Art History Kids: The Impressionists: Monet & Renoir | Video.Overdrive
Check out this reading comprehension unit we have for your artist study!
Grab these free artist study resources to add to your Renoir lessons:
Famous Artists For Kids – FREE Printable Artist Biography Book | The Kitchen Table Classroom
FREE Activities, Lessons, and Printables About Art | Hip Homeschool Moms
Art FREE Worksheets | Arty Crafty Studio
FREE Resources for incorporating art study in your home – Art Appreciation
Renoir painted for over 60 years and created more than 6,000 paintings. At age 78 before his death, he was quoted as saying the famous quote:
“I think I’m beginning to understand something about painting.”
This is a great lesson for kids to be humble and always be ready to learn new skills or better ways to do things.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!