For the art teacher or classroom teacher of PreK through 2nd grade or for homeschoolers, this beautiful focus unit introduces children to the artist Vincent van Gogh, a Post Impressionist who painted all of the things that children also love to paint: flowers, trees, stars, the sun and people in his world.
You will guide your class to look closely at Vincent’s paintings, to identify his rich color choices, to practice his remarkable line textures, and then apply his techniques to their own works as they observe and record the changes in a living tree.
The beginning pages are devoted to brief discussions that include:
1. Who was Vincent van Gogh?
2. Vincent’s Drawings
3. Vincent’s Nature Paintings
4. Vincent’s Tree Paintings
5. Vincent’s Straight and Curvy Marks
6. Vincent’s Sunflowers
Five extended projects follow:
1. Self-portraits Like Vincent
2. Sunflowers Like Vincent’s
3. Sunflower Heads
4. Trees Like Vincent’s, Fall to Spring
5. Torn Paper Trees
Fourteen prints are included for you to display as the children complete their projects and learn to appreciate the vibrant works of Vincent van Gogh.