Van Gogh’s Flowering Trees

Spring is here! Well at least in my art room. You know I am a huge nature lover. I mean I LOVE flowers, trees and landscapes, etc. I thought, why not introduce my primary students to

Van Gogh’s Flowering Trees.

Single Blooming Peach Tree
The first project, created by my creative 2nd grade artists, was inspired by the Peach trees that Vincent had seen in a local orchard. He loved the petals that floated in the air. My students created beautiful mixed media peach trees. 
Materials used in these paintings were tempera paints and oil pastels. The elements and principles of art focused on in this project are: tints, shades, texture, color and line, just to name a few. 
Blooming Almond Branches

This second project was created by my 1st grade students using mixed materials of tempera paints and oil pastels. This was such a simple project yet when displayed on darker paper they really are striking. 

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This 12 page digital pdf includes:
Step by step full-color photo tutorials for each lesson
Historical background information about Vincent Van Gogh
Full color images of his paintings that inspired the art projects
Learning objectives for each art lesson
Vocabulary for each art lesson 
Supplies needed for each project
Helpful tips
Student galleries for both projects

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Keep on Creating!
Laura 🙂

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  • Reply
    March 9, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Is the quality of the paintbrush any importance to you ? If yes do you prefer a specific brand ?

  • Reply
    March 9, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Great question! Nope I have so many kiddos painting that I use basic flat and round bristle brushes to get the color down. 🙂

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