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!

New Blue Dogs

Third grade artists are finishing up their study of Louisiana artist George Rodrigue, creator of Blue Dog.  They drew awesome dogs using oil pastels, and placed their dog on a background inspired by Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night.

 Blue Dog – cutting it out

 Starry Night Background

Four dogs – aren’t they great?!

   

 

See more Georgetown Blue Dog Projects here!

Second Grade Starry Nights

Second Graders are finishing up a big Van Gogh Starry Night project.  After examining many Van Gogh pieces, they created a Van Gogh village filled with Dutch architecture and “wedding cake” houses – the roof lines looked like wedding cakes to my second graders!  We painted the starry night sky with tempera paint, painted and cut out our village, and….gorgeous Starry Nights.