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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Van Gogh Wheat Fields

4th graders created beautiful landscapes with tempera paints and oil pastels. First, students used a larger brush to paint a base layer of paint. 2nd, the students created movement with a small paint brush and small brushstrokes. Just like Van Gogh, students add small lines to their shapes. Lastly, students created more texture on the paintings with a 3rd layer using various oil pastels. Students really enjoyed this projects!


  1. These paintings are very pretty and look easy too. Sometimes I think we can make things too complicated!
    Have I told you about my new art teacher blog? (new blog, but not-so-new teacher!) It's called There's a Dragon in my Art Room and you can find it at
    Please come check it out!

  2. These colours are exquisite!! Going to try some with my second-grader here at home!

  3. I am getting inspired...thanks for the great ideas!