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Oil Pastel Sunflower Inspired by Vincent van Gogh

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Parents often tell me about the artwork their kids did with me that they have framed and hanging in their home. And this is the project that most often earns a permanent place on the wall! While there’s nothing like adding new lessons to keep your curriculum fresh and exciting, we all have projects that […]

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Oil Pastel Flower Inspired by Van Gogh

Oil Pastel Still Life Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh

Students will be surprised to learn that Van Gogh was not popular as an artist during his own lifetime…. a great example that the opinions of popular culture do not always prevail!  This project usually takes 2-3 fifty minute sessions to finish, and the results are frame-worthy! Vocabulary: • Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) – Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh […]

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Cezanne-Inspired Still Life – a Step Further!

I was so happy with the results that my Kinders had with our Cezanne-inspired still life paintings, that I wanted to take it a step further with my 1st grade classes….   As I showed my 1st graders some of Cezanne’s still life paintings, we noticed that you could often see a dark edge around many […]

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Cezanne-Inspired Still Life for K and Beyond

Today my Kinders learned about Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne, and painted a still life inspired by him.  This lesson was so successful on so many levels!   First, we talked about how Cezanne’s father didn’t encourage him in his art (he wanted him to be a banker or a lawyer), but he had a friend […]

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Van Gogh Auction Project

Even Van Gogh himself would be proud of this copy of his “Café Terrace” painting, created by our 2nd graders to raise money at our annual school auction. Each year, our school holds a fundraiser auction to raise money for special programs. While many valuable items are donated to be auctioned off, the items that […]

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Watercolor Fish with Pointillism

Last weekend’s teacher workshop at Palace Art was a huge success! It’s encouraging to know that so many teachers are eager to expand their art skills so they can share the benefits of Art with their students! For this workshop we focused on watercolor, so I thought I would share a few of the amazing paintings […]

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