Spring is here! Well at least in my art room. You know I am a huge nature lover. I mean I LOVE flowers, trees and landscapes, etc. I thought, why not introduce my primary students to
Van Gogh's Flowering Trees.
The first project, Single Blooming Peach Tree, created by my creative 2nd grade artists, was inspired by the Peach trees that Vincent had seen in a local orchard. He loved the petals that floated in the air. My students created beautiful mixed media peach trees. Materials used in these paintings were tempera paints and oil pastels. The elements and principles of art focused on in this project are: tints, shades, texture, color and line, just to name a few.
Blooming Almond Branches, Is the second project and were created by my 1st grade students using mixed materials of tempera paints and oil pastels. This was such a simple project, yet when displayed on darker paper they really are striking.
This 12 page digital pdf includes:
Step by step full-color photo tutorials for each lesson
Historical background information about Vincent Van Gogh
Full color images of his paintings that inspired the art projects
Learning objectives for each art lesson
Vocabulary for each art lesson
Supplies needed for each project
Student galleries for both projects
Hi, I’m Laura Lohmann and I have been teaching Art for 20 years in Ohio. I love teaching students fun and exciting projects and hope that you will find my projects enjoyable for your students. I enjoy seeing my students start with a blank canvas and explore using art materials to create beautiful masterpieces.
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