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Mary Cassatt

la toilleteMary Cassatt – “La Toilette” or “The Child’s Bath”

2nd Grade


wiki Cassatt

Cassatt article from Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mary Cassatt: The Art Story

Cassatt article from National Museum of Women in the Arts

The Child’s Bath: Art Institute of Chicago

Famous Artists for Children: Mary Cassatt (video)

Discussion of The Child’s Bath (video)


Cassatt presentation


Cassatt prezi

Teacher handout:

Cassatt handout

Partners in Art Year-End Summary handout

Art Project Ideas:

past project idea from Christine Brindza

Mary Cassatt hat collage idea (perfect for a Mother’s Day gift!)

Printmaking project ideas (Cassatt was very talented at printmaking):

Making Art with Kids: Block Printing Lesson

ArtBar: Styrofoam Printing with Kids


Notes from previous presentations

Please contribute your comments, helpful suggestions, websites, presentations, and/or art project ideas to the above link. The kids and future volunteers would benefit so much. THANKS!


Photos from previous presentations

Please share any pictures or videos you took during your presentation.  They can be uploaded to the above link.  If you send the pictures to [email protected], we will send them to the parents.  THANKS!

  • The presentation should not take more than 15 minutes.  Allow students at least 45 minutes to do the art project.  Asking for about 1 hour total should give you enough time without rushing.
  • It’s a VERY good idea to have at least one parent helper to pass around supplies, assist, take photos, clean up, etc.
  • If volunteers are in short supply, consider combining all the second graders for the presentation into one classroom.  The teachers will need to be asked if the temperament of the children will allow this. After the presentation, the kids can return to their respective classrooms to do the art project. There will need to be at least one parent volunteer in each class during the art project. More time should be scheduled with the combined classroom setup.
  • For whatever art project you do, please be sure to check on availability of supplies from PIA cabinet or art room well ahead of time so they can be ordered at a discounted price.  If you end up buying your own supplies, please be sure to submit an expense voucher to be reimbursed so we can keep track of actual expenses.