Art Lesson: Van Gogh Wheatfield Art History Game, Art Sub Plans, & Assessments

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  1. Vincent Van Gogh Art Lesson Bundle: Get your students excited about learning art history by creating Van Gogh inspired artworks. Little artists will have fun re-creating Starry Night, Sunflowers, Olive Trees, and Wheatfield while playing an engaging roll-a-dice game. Fill up your art sub plan folder
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Looking to supplement your art history lessons? Going to be absent and need last minute art sub plans? Fill up your sub tub with engaging art projects like this Van Gogh Wheatfield project that excite students. Teach your students about Post-Impressionism art, the artist's time spent in Arles, and how to blend oil pastels. Step-by-step picture directions and the included PowerPoint presentation with close-up, detailed photos will guide your students from start to finish.


Are you going to be absent and need a last minute art lesson for the substitute? In search of an activity for a remote learning or distance learning situation? Relieve the stress of being absent! This Van Gogh landscape art project is structured in a way that students can do the reading and practice drawing in one lesson, and the actual project when you return the following week.

Planning on a maternity leave and looking for engaging, ready-to-go art projects that even an uncertified art sub could handle? No worries! This lesson includes everything from the activity to self-assessment resources that will keep students learning while you're out on leave.

Fill up your art sub plan folder with thorough art lessons that will motivate your students and not overwhelm your substitute. Leave copies of the game in a labeled folder inside the tub along with some dice. Once your students know how to play the game, they're easy to leave with a sub!


Are you trying to cultivate self-reliance in your art room? This Vincent Van Gogh art game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your students.

Set up a choice-based art center where students select an activity amongst different ones. Print out the game board and directions back to back, put them in a labeled folders, and let them pick what they'd like to create. This is similar to a directed drawing activity in which students are guided through the art process.


If you're an art teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this will do the trick.

In art, there are four main ways to differentiate: by the outcome of the project, the task at hand, the supplemental resources given to students, and the amount of support offered to each student. Despite students selecting designs from the same Van Gogh Wheatfield game board, the outcome of each project is unique to the creator.

I've included three ways students can generate their design. The first is the game board where students roll the die to select their parts. The second is a "you pick" board. Both of these are printables. And lastly, for teachers needing engaging lessons during distance learning, I've added digital spinner wheels!


  • 12-Page, Non-Editable PDF
  • 9-Page, Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
  • Dice Game
  • Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
  • Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
  • Vincent Van Gogh Background Information Handout
  • Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
  • Artist "Big Ideas" Reflection Sheets
  • 8, "I CAN" Statements Aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind
  • Practice Drawing Page
  • Coloring Page
  • Paperless Google Drive digital resource for students (also for use in Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, and anywhere else you can share a link to a on the bottom of page 2)
  • Digital Spinner Wheels in the download as well as on Google Slides and YouTube (links on the bottom of page 3)


You will create a Van Gogh wheatfield by rolling the die and collecting the different line varieties required to create it.

  1. First, draw a large cypress tree and mountains.
  2. Next, draw large, puffy clouds and wind in the sky.
  3. Lastly, create overlapping trees and the edge of a field of wheat.
  4. Then, roll the die five times to select five line varieties for your project.
  5. Carefully plan your design before beginning. Balance the different line varities
  6. throughout your composition.
  7. Also consider the direction of your lines to make each area stand out.
  8. Use two or three different colored pastels for each portion of the design to add interest.



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Created by Amie Bentley, © Glitter Meets Glue Designs, LLC

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