Monday, December 14, 2009

3rd Grade: "The Starry Night"

The students learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh
through the book, Van Gogh: Getting to Know the World’s
Greatest Artists Series. We looked at his artwork and
talked about how he expressed his feelings through his
artwork. Van Gogh used an impasto technique, which
is short, thick brushstrokes. Students replicated Van Gogh’s
style by using short, wavy lines to create their sky. We
also discussed what an architect was and students designed
their own houses and buildings for their city. The students
were able to use the cool colors to create a their very own
“Starry Night.”

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