Van Gogh Starry Night - Oil Pastel Art Lesson - Elements Color Texture - No Prep

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4th - 7th, Homeschool
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Taking inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh and his distinctive painting style. His technique in Starry Night translates very well into Oil Pastels without the mess! Build up your student's drawing skills while following easy to understand and highly visual instructions. Created by an experienced artist and educator.

This art lesson plan focusing on oil pastels is helpful when introducing students to the medium. Due to their soft consistency and paint like quality, Van Gogh's color techniques work very well with oil pastel. Using Van Gogh's painting style in Starry Night as a focus, it includes:

  • One page Project outline with Required Materials, Learning intentions/Objectives
  • Two-page demonstration of Starry Night drawn using Oil Pastels
  • Technique template to improve application of patterns and color in the style of Van Gogh
  • A Template outline of Starry Night and Color Example

Features a series of steps students can follow. Each step is numbered, with written instructions and accompanying images.

This Lesson Pack is appropriate for teachers wishing to support their students to build an understanding of the medium and its related terminology, and to combine the various oil pastel techniques with their observational skills.

Materials: Paper, Oil Pastels, Scrap paper for cleaning pastels

Elements Focus: Color, Texture

Pages: 8x Total in PDF: 1x Page Project Outline 2x Page Step by Step, 3x Page Pastel Techniques, 1x Page Starry Night Template, 1x Page Example of Starry Night.

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