Van Gogh is one of the Greatest Art Masters of all time. His art is iconic and recognized by most. He created some of the most beautiful landscape paintings and still life works of art, including Starry Night and his Sunflower series. I love teaching children about Van Gogh but when I first began teaching, I had a hard time finding lessons that young children could be successful at. It took me 6 years to finally find the right painting technique to teach children. I detailed my approach in my Starry Night Lesson Plan. This Van Gogh Bundle is designed to give you easy-to-teach art projects that explore Van Gogh’s most famous and recognized pieces of art: Starry Night Sunflowers Irises Wheat Fields and Cypresses Planning an art curriculum around an artist involves research and planning time. This bundle does the work for you by providing all you need to teach your kids about Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionist period. The bundle includes: Artist poster to print out and use in your introduction Art video & lesson plan of the Sunflower Fields that will offer a video biography of Van Gogh plus a step-by-step video of the creation process to play in your class or for your kids at home. 8 lessons that introduce Van Gogh and teach his concepts and/or paintings using fun art techniques. Artist Worksheet (Click banner below to download your free worksheet!) Van Gogh coloring pages to use as drawing guides or for subs or free-choice art time 2 Videos are available as downloads in zip files. 1 video available via access to Art School for Kids The Lessons: Van Gogh Irises & Video Lesson (grades 3-6) Van Gogh Sunflowers-3 Projects + video (grades 1-6) Van Gogh Landscape (Wheatfields and Cypresses) 2 Projects (Grades 3-6) Coloring pages/Drawing Guides (all ages) Starry Night Lesson (grades 3-6) Sunflower Fields Collage Lesson Plan + video (Grades 4-7) Van Gogh Poster Chances are you have all the art supplies you need to complete all the lessons in this bundle. Sunflowers Projects: white drawing paper, liquid tempera paint, oil pastels or crayons, acrylic paint, canvas sheets, pencils. Sunflower Fields: Sulphite paper (white & colored), liquid tempera paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels, pencils, white school glue, scissors Starry Night: Oil pastels, Painted Paper...Read More
Vincent Van Gogh was born in Holland in 1853. He was part of a group of painters called Post-Impressionists. Artists during this time painted colors that expressed their emotions rather than portraying a realistic object. Van Gogh painted seriously for about 9 years and painted almost 900 paintings. Sadly he only sold one painting before he died at age 37.
Want to teach a unit on Vincent Van Gogh? He is a perfect artist to introduce to children because of his use of color, texture and movement.
This bundle includes everything you need to teach any age grade (K-6) about Van Gogh’s art, even if you are not an artist. I show you how to teach kids how to draw Van Gogh’s most influential pieces of art, how to paint like Van Gogh using supplies you have at home or in the classroom and offer you drawing guides that make the process so much easier.
The lessons this bundle use basic supplies: chalk pastels, oil pastels, tempera paint, and acrylic paints. Don’t have on of these supplies? I always suggest alternate ways to color or paint a drawing.
The lessons in this Bundle are based on some of Van Gogh’s most famous works of art:
The Starry Night 1889
Irises and Vase with Irises
Wheat Field with Cypresses 1889Read More
Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh is a favorite artist to study in elementary school. His colorful, textured paintings appeal to children and are great examples of post-impressionism.
This worksheet prompts students to view and reflect upon three of Van Gogh’s most famous works of art: Starry Night, Sunflowers and Irises.
Us this worksheet as part of the Van Gogh Artist Bundle or with any of Deep Space Sparkle’s Van Gogh-Inspired art projects.Read More
Van Gogh’s Irises painting is often overlooked as an opportunity to teach children about Van Gogh in favor of his more popular painting, Starry Night.
Van Gogh painted Irises while hospitalized in France. He completed many paintings during this time. Like many artists in the late 1800’s, he was influenced by Japanese Art. He liked the strong black outlines and used them in this painting.
Children learn to draw Iris flowers through video instruction or drawing guides and paint using their own selection of colors.
A note to buyers: An earlier version of this Van Gogh Iris lesson appears in Modern Masters 4-6 Lesson Plan. The updated lesson features new drawing guides, deeper content and a coordinating video. The new lesson plan and video are packaged together.
Sunflowers were special for Vincent Van Gogh. Yellow was the color of happiness and in the Netherlands, sunflowers were a symbol of loyalty and devotion. Van Gogh experimented with many sunflower still-life paintings and in this lesson, you can try different mediums and drawing techniques just like Van Gogh.
This lesson packet shows 3 ways to create a version of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Use the drawing handouts as a step-by-step guide or allow the children to draw from observation.
Three coloring techniques: Oil pastel, tempera paint and acrylic paint can be used by most grade levels and ages but I recommend the following:
Oil Pastel Drawing: Ages 8-12
Tempera Paint: Ages 5-10
Acrylic Paint: Ages 9-12
The video demonstrates the acrylic painting option. This video originally appeared in the Beyond the Basics e-Course.Read More
I love using drawing guides in the classroom. Children don’t necessarily need step-by-step instructions, but being able to look at a piece of art and a breakdown of the dominant lines and shapes is really helpful when replicating a master’s art work.
The pages also make a great activity to use as a free-choice activity for early finishers when studying Van Gogh.
Van Gogh Coloring Pages/Drawing Guide booklet contains coloring pages based on 4 popular Van Gogh artworks:
- Starry Night
- Wheat Fields and Cypresses