Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Artist Study: Van Gogh (Sunflower)

We started our artist study with Vincent Van Gogh. For each artist we will draw, paint, study two of their most famous pieces.

Some of the things we learned about Van Gogh:
  • Van Gogh was a Dutch painter
  • Only one of his paintings sold during his lifetime
  • He was really close to his brother Theo
  • His paintings use vibrant colors and sometimes seem joyful
  • He painted several sunflowers in anticipation of his guest Gaugin
  • No one ever painted the way Van Gogh did
  • Since his death, his paintings have become some of the most famous in the world
I found a wonderful picture book to read to the boys that goes along with this sunflower painting.

 After I read the book we worked on a notebooking page. I had the boys fill in his birth, death, nationality, and one fact they learned.

I set out the material and had the boys lightly sketch out a flower pot and sunflowers.

After the paint dried the boys went over it with a black marker just to give it more detail.

The boys added white and black using the tip of their paint brush to the center of the flower. 

We added the notebooking page, and painting to our artist portfolio

For this lesson I used a tutorial from deep space sparkle and added some of my own things. Her site is great make sure you go and visit.

You can go to my Pinterest board for more art study ideas and free resources.

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  1. I love how you incorporate reading with arts and crafts! Thanks so much for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

  2. Another beautiful project!! Your house is swimming in beauty!


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