Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Van Gogh's Starry Night

We learned about Vincent van Gogh on Tuesday. One of my most favorites pieces of all time is Starry Night. I even tried painting it myself a couple years ago. I was excited to have the kids try their hand at it as well. But instead of paint, we used oil pastels. I drew in the bottom part where the little town is so the kids could have two separate areas to color -- the sky and the ground.
I did a very, very quick example for the kids, showing them how they can use a bunch of lines and dashes instead of just coloring.
But most of the kids just colored. And who can blame them? Oil pastels are so fun to use!
So here are our Starry Nights:

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