Winter Starry Night

Second grade artists have been learning about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh.  They learned how Van Gogh created movement in his Starry Night painting by using short brushstrokes and lines to show the wind blowing and the stars glowing.

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Second graders used the same technique to show movement in their own winter starry night paintings.

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They were excited to add a bit of glittery sparkle to their stars and moon!

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After looking at Dutch architecture and examining Van Gogh’s village in his painting, they finished up their winter paintings with cut paper buildings, focusing on overlapping to create depth and interest in their villages.

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I Can: understand and create the art principle of movement; use overlapping to create depth; carefully cut and glue (no glue monsters!)

Parents – wouldn’t these make beautiful Christmas cards?  Find your child’s artwork on our ARTSONIA website and create beautiful holiday gifts using their original art pieces!

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2 thoughts on “Winter Starry Night

  1. You are such an inspiration to me. Your kids artwork is so fun. Thanks in advance for letting me use your lessons.

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