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Friday, December 2, 2011

Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers

Second grade was working very hard on their Vincent Van Gogh Inspired Sunflowers. First we learned all above Van Gogh and his crazy life and we looked at lots of his artwork, especially his sunflower paintings.

We then learned how to use oil pastels and blend colors to make it look like oil paint. Students drew from actual sunflower still life vases and were encouraged the draw what they actually saw. These look so much more beautiful in real life because you can actually see the thickness of the oil pastels. They loved getty messy and really working this into the paper. Amazing!!

This one looks like actual oil paint in real life. The photograph doesnt do it justice!

They learned how to blend colors to make thier vases look 3D with light and shadow.

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