Van Gogh Sunflowers

first grade

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent was born in 1853 in The Netherlands. He started painting when he was 27 and made more then 900 paintings before he died at age 37! On top of that he was not very well know during his life time, in fact he only sold one painting.

Van Gogh Sunflowers

To begin this project the students were introduced to the art of Van Gogh, the observed his bold colors, brush strokes and interesting texture! Then the students looked at many photographs of sunflowers and some fake flowers to do their own observational drawings. Lastly they worked with oil pastels and watercolors to add all of the beautiful color and texture!