Today we learned about Vincent Van Gogh and his life. We then examined one of his most famous paintings The Starry Night by looking at the colours he used, the scale of the scenery and how the artist created movement with his brush strokes and colour. We also watched an animated version of this piece of work which brought the painting to life. The pupils were then given brushes of different sizes and paint to enable them to create their own starry sky. Each child used their own interpretation of the painting to help create their own sky. Great work done by all the pupils.
Week One : Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Week 2: Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
We continued to look at some of Vincent Van Gogh’s work. Last week we have looked at the dark colours, shapes and swirls in his “Starry Night”. This week we looked at the light shapes and colours in “Sunflowers”. The children created their own sunflowers using paper plates and the medium of wool. The students weaved around the paper plate petals. They then completed the petals using tissue paper to add to the 3D effect. Each pupil’s flower was put into a class vase bringing a touch of Van Gogh to Desertserges.