Vincent Van Gogh is the artist that the 1st Grade class focused on for their ART HISTORY unit. After completing a practice drawing, students drafted out the final design using pencil, and finalized it with oil pastel. Students mimicked the visible brush strokes that Van Gogh was famous for by drawing BROKEN LINES around the stars in the sky. This technique gave the piece a look of the POST-IMPRESSIONISM of Van Gogh.
Next, the sky was painted with watercolor using COOL COLORS (green, blue or purple... maybe a touch of black for a touch of NIGHT). Lastly, Mrs. Veeser's class created their own "VILLAGE" using neon oil pastels. During our next class, the villages will get finished up, and final touches will be added. Click to enlarge the images below to see their progress.