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Artwork Inspired by the Masters
Julie S, Southland Elementary, Riverton, Utah
Grade Level: 3

My third graders read a book on Vincent van Gogh and studied the way his pictures had movement in them. We looked at the paintings "Starry Night " and "Starry Night over the Rhone" by van Gogh. The students were then instructed to design their own starry nights and to show movement in their skies. We used a crayon resist method (coloring dark and then water colors over the top). When designing the board I put a quote from van Gogh and some pictures of the artists over his lifetime. Copies of the paintings that inspired our artwork the words to Don McClain's song, "Vincent" (Starry, Starry, night).

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