After watching the biography and seeing and discussing several different artistic interpretations of Starry Night students have the chance to create their own interpretation. Students have two choices: They can either copy van Gogh’s composition and apply their own paint application style or they can create an original composition an apply van Gogh’s paint application style.
Students begin by making a line drawing of their composition. This along with the PowerPoint takes most kids about 1 class period.
Do a short demonstration on how to paint like van Gogh. Emphasize the use of tints, tones, and shades to make the painting look more full and rich.
Students check off their line drawing with the teacher before beginning the painting process.
This project (including the video) from start to finish takes most students about 7 days in class.