Artist Study: Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows introduces students to the colorful world of landscape painting.

Wheatfield with Crows is one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. Van Gogh used powerful color combinations in this painting: the blue sky contrasts with the yellow-orange wheat, while the red of the path is intensified by the green bands of grass.

The first project is creating a beautiful wheat field landscape using tempera paints. The second project is mixed media crows using construction paper, oil pastels, and tempera paint.

Both of these projects are inspired by his beautiful artwork. Curious where to start? Try one of our popular lessons available in the shop.

This 14 page digital lesson contains 2 colorful lessons that are designed so that every child will be a successful artist. These lessons are great for ages 5-7 but any age student can create a beautiful painting with these directions.

The Digital PDF includes:

Step by Step full-color photo tutorials for each lesson

Background information about Vincent Van Gogh

Vocabulary and learning objectives

Supplies needed for projects


Student Gallery

Helpful tips

I Can statements

National Standards

Reproducible coloring sheet for early finishers

Full Color 11″ x 17″ poster

Student Gallery

Have fun and keep on creating!

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