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Starry Night and Messy Hands June 3, 2012

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 7:49 pm

11 days of school left!  Sorry for the lack of posts lately, the end of the school year is always a busy time.

The Junior K classes have been learning about the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh.  They have already finished a drawing based on van Gogh’s sunflowers.  With Starry Night, the students noticed the swirly lines, the glowing stars.  They also commented that the swirly lines must be the wind.  And they noticed that the stars aren’t really stars at all, just glowing yellow spots.  Great observations!  Finally, we discussed van Gogh’s very short lines he used to create the sky.

The students used chalk pastels to draw their swirly, windy sky.  They switched to oil pastels to practice van Gogh’s short line marks.


I couldn’t resist taking this picture.  Sometimes it’s just hard not to make handprints on your head when you’re busy with chalk pastels!


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