Wednesday, February 4, 2015

1st Grade Van Gogh Sunflower Paintings

Vincent Van Gogh
1st Graders looked at several paintings by the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh and learned that he painted in the style of Impressionism.  They learned that he painted the first sunflower painting for a friend named Paul Gauguin and eventually did many paintings of sunflowers in his life. 1st graders learned the parts of a flower and then practiced drawing sunflowers. Students learned that van Gogh has his own style of thick paint and visible brush strokes.  Students practiced his style of painting on their art and practiced color mixing with thick brush strokes like van Gogh. At the end they traced their sunflowers with black oil pastels and added white spirals to show movement like van Gogh.
   Great Job 1st Graders

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