Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Van Gogh Studies

Day 1 we read all about Van Gogh then created our own replicas of Sunflowers
The kids chose to use a similar color scheme as Van Gogh. We drew out our pictures and painted the table and wall today using acrylic paint of heavy duty drawing paper

Strathmore Drawing Pad - 40 Sheets 70lb - Unruled - 11 X 14

Day 2 we painted our vases, flowers and stems. Robin decided to make her vase a little differently than Von Gogh. I encouraged the children to make their own decision and make it just like Van Gogh or add their own personality to it and make it differently. We talked about what mood they were in and how that might reflect in their work, just like Van Gogh work changed according to his mood.

Day 3 The children used a black felt tip permanent marker to outline their work.

Day 4 Completed work hanging above my stove.

The post it notes cover over their real names, they signed and dated their work like real artists.

We read

My favorite fact about Van Gogh is that he was very unhealthy because he would rather buy paint than food and went hungry often

Robins favorite fact about Van Gogh was that he loved to paint.

Falcons favorite fact was that other artists that he met while in Paris were not famous at the time but became famous much later just like Van Gogh.

Make sure you follow me, we plan on posting many other famous artists art projects through the year. One of my goals for this year was to study at least one famous artist with the kids each month (hoping to do more though)


"Say What?" said...

Great job on the paintings.

SarahinSC said...

These are great!

MommyKuehner said...

I am so behind on this! Way to go. Those paintings are awesome!

Growing a jeweled rose said...

These turned out beautiful! I just love Van Gogh!

Jenny K said...

These turned out beautiful!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

We are studying great artists too - our favorite art proejcts have been a Monet tissue paper on canvas and a Picasso distorted self portrait. I LOVE that you are teaching your kids about great art. The kids Van Gogh flower vases look amazing!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you next week,
Beth =-)

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

gorgeous sunflowers! how fabulous to teach your kids about great artists.

Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

i pinned this on pinterest