Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Easy Art: Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

I LOVE art crafts that are easy and successful!  Parents website recently shared some easy Masterpiece Paintings.  We decided to give Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh a try.  So EASY...So FUN!

Begin by gathering the following supplies, which you probably already have at home:
-white paper
-crayons (yellow, gray, black, and white)
-star stickers
-water colors

Next, have students draw a moon and several curling and swirling lines using the crayons.  We found that if you used pressed hard with the crayon, it worked better when adding the watercolors.  

After adding the swirling lines, have students add yellow star stickers to their paper.

Finally, add watercolors to create a dramatic effect!  I encouraged the girls to create their own interpretation of the painting.

This was really easy and quick!
Be sure to check out Parents website to see the other 4 masterpieces!  I think we will give them all a try!


Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

omgosh - I LOVE it!! I think I'm gonna have to do this with Autumn and hten FRAME it! :) you're my idol...hehe!

Janaye said...

Fantastic, as always!!! I really like this activity! Keeping the idea for next year's space unit--this would be perfect!

Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes

Annie Moffatt said...

Awww thanks Jen!! You are the best:)

Annie Moffatt said...

What a GREAT idea Janaye!!! I never even thought of the space thing:)

Miss Squirrels said...

Those are beautiful!!! We love Starry Night - (and the Exploding Tardis- makes sense if you are also a DR WHO fan) :)
Going Nutty!

Katie King said...

Annie- Emmie just brought home Monet's Garden from school- that should totally be your next work of art :)

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