I had Art Appreciation volunteer day at my daughter’s kindergarten classroom recently. I love to get the chance to go into the classroom and help out when I can. But I loved even more doing an art project with the kiddos.
Our featured artist was Van Gogh. My friend Stacey and I collaborated on our presentation and came up with this plan.
We found this great resource and inspiration from here and here:
Van Gogh’s Art Work is on left–examples from our resource website on right.
Stacey did an amazing presentation about Van Gogh and his history and we showed the kids his work. We showed them the sample student’s work and instructed them to interpret how they see it. We presented the blog post on our school’s smart board so all of the kids had a great view of the samples.
Black mat/paper for frame
Using instructions from this resource here:
1. Instruct the kids to draw the table with pencil. We talked about depth of table and vase and layout of vase, etc.
2. Instruct kids to draw vase.
3. Add flowers
5. We then had the kids trace over the pencil line with a sharpie.
6. We had them brighten up their colorful work with oil pastels (MY FAVORITE KIDS TOOL).
7. Lastly, we mounted the artwork onto black squares and each kid signed and named their art work!
We were more than thrilled with the results! This is a fabulous at home project for the kiddos as well.