Wednesday, April 6, 2011


 2nd grade students were very excited to do a lesson on the painting by Vincent van Gogh- most of the students already knew what it was called! We used the site GOOGLE ART PROJECT to view close up shots of the The Starry Night. They were really amazed to see the painting so close!

To get started the students began by drawing the moon, stars and the wind. Next they outlined the drawing with black Sharpie

Next students used oil pastels to color in the stars and moon.  Now it was time to add the wind and sky with van Gogh's signature tiny lines!
Bold sky's were created with liquid watercolor.

The bush, mountains and houses were drawn and cut out of a black piece of paper and embellished with silver Sharpies and Gel Markers.

To learn more about van Gogh please visit

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