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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Painting Sunflowers Like Van Gogh

The children at our local Montessori school have been studying Van Gogh for about a month, so O(6), E(3), and I went to the school today to do a Van Gogh inspired painting project with them!

We went to a wedding this weekend, and the bride sent both girls home with sunflower bouquets.  They were SO excited, and it was perfect timing since we'd planned to do this sunflower painting project this week!

We gave the children green, yellow, and brown paint (tempera), and they painted on white cardstock.

Before they started painting, I read Vincent's Colors (see link below) to the class.  They studied the sunflowers for a few minutes, and then they started painting.
This was a fun and simple art project that we all enjoyed!

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1 comment:

  1. Great activity! I did the same last year with my little girl after reading "Camille and the sunflowers", an excellent book, by Lawrence Anholt. Maria Elena from Argentina