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Art Project: Integrated Art Lesson: Van Gogh's Sunflowers

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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46 pages
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Learn how to draw a sunflower in the style of Vincent Van Gogh with a fun Roll & Draw game or choice drawing activity. Great for art history or drawing lessons. This set also includes the art criticism activities of describing the sunflowers to encourage kids to use descriptive language.

What you get:

✾ Roll and Draw Instructions (2 pages)

✾ Roll and Draw Sheet & Choice Drawing Page (2 pages)

✾ Description Card Instructions (2 pages)

✾ Description Cards (4 pages)

✾ Drawing Pages (4 pages)

✾ Writing and Rubric Instructions + Goals (3 pages)

✾ Element of Art/Principles of Design (3 pages)

✾ Writing and Rubric Pages (4 pages)

✾ Matching Instructions (1 page)

✾ Matching Sheets (4 pages)

✾ Matching Answer Pages (4 pages)

✾ Presentation (in a separate file - 13 slides)

>>>>> That makes 33 pages of lesson material & 13 presentation slides.

Integrating Literacy!

Use the van Gogh presentation to introduce your students to the artist Vincent van Gogh. During the presentation, there will be several opportunities for your students to practice critiquing art. They will be asked to compare and contrast paintings by van Gogh and photographs of sunflowers. They will also be asked to use descriptive words to talk about the colors, texture, and patterns found in the paintings and photographs. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1, S.L.4.1 & S.L.5.1)

Lots of Variations!

The students can use the roll and draw sheet and dice to roll for the vase design and the design of 3 flowers.

Alternatively, students could use the description cards to listen to the teacher read, or read the description of their flowers themselves, then draw each flower. This will help reinforce listening and reading skills. This might make a fun literacy center idea. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1 & RI.4.7)

The students can turn the sunflower into a wide variety of finished art projects. Watercolors, oil pastels, and salt are used in the thumbnail example.

I’ve provided a variety of paper designs that can be printed out and used for students to draw on. This is purely optional and blank paper can also be used.

Add Some Writing!

After finishing up the artwork. There is a sheet for students to describe their artwork. Rubrics and writing goals are also a part of this lesson kit along with information about the elements of art and principles of design. Using good descriptive words, helps students convey ideas and information clearly. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2, W.4.2 & W.5.2)

A Fun Matching Game!

I've also made 4 Sunflower Matching sheets. This might be a good activity for early finishers. Students will practice their reading comprehension by reading the description of the sunflower and matching it to the correct sunflower. The description also asks the student to color the sunflower certain colors. (Answer sheets are provided for easy checking.) (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1)

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Are you interested in JUSt doing the roll and draw drawing sheet? If so then Van Gogh's Sunflowers Dice Drawing Lesson is for you!

Click here to see more Roll and Draw Sheets.

Do you want to see a step-by-step demo on how I did a painting using this lesson? Check out Expressive Monkey's Blog.

This lesson is included in my Art Lesson MEGA Bundle.

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Van Gogh's Sunflowers Integrated Art Lesson

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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