Artist : Vincent Van Gogh
Project: Painting like Van Gogh
Supplies: 8.5 x 11 card stock or plain white paper, paint cups of blue, purple, yellow, plastic fork, cotton balls
(will be provided in supply bag)
Other supplies from home that will be needed: pencil, cup with water, paper towel,
paint brush (optional)
We will begin by looking at the life of Vincent Van Gogh.
Examine how his style used bold brush strokes and gave a sense of movement; such as in The Starry Night.
1 - discuss how the lines in his work help your eye to move around the painting
2 - draw out your version of your starry night including a moon, stars and foreground
3 - start applying the paint using one color at a time, start with the lightest color first and use a thick application of paint
4 - before the paint dries, drag the fork through the think paint to create a swirling pattern of lines
5 - straight lines, short wavy lines, long curvy lines, have fun and explore this process
6 - sign your masterpiece