Van Gogh Sunflowers - Pointillism Drawing Art - Sub Lesson - No Prep

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4th - 7th
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Learn color blending and pointillism techniques using an outline of Van Gogh's Sunflowers. Great as a sub art lesson, as an early finisher or as part of your art curriculum.

This activity is a fantastic introduction for students to working with color, understanding color theory, and the pointillism technique. Students are provided with a reference image of Van Gogh's famous painting, Sunflowers, and a table of the various color combinations to include within it. A template enables students to create their own iteration using the pointillism technique within guiding outlines. Two versions are provided in the pack: one each for left- and right-hand dominant students (so students can see the color examples without hands getting in the way).

Students may use pencils, pastels or markers to create the 'dots' of color and build up the image. By completing the picture in this way, they gain an understanding of this alternative technique in mark- and image-making; of how colors work together to create visual effects; and of observational drawing, while also building their familiarity with this historically-significant artwork. It is also an engaging handout for early-finishers or for those who respond well to activities that are accessible but require focus.

Pages: 2 high resolution PDF (left- and right-hand versions)

Materials: Colored Pencils/Textas

Focus: Color, Pattern

All worksheets are PDF format Letter size for printing. Simply download and go!

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90 minutes
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