"Mama" by my daughter age 3

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Van Gogh Sun Flowers


First graders learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh by reading the story Camille and the Sunflowers. We looked at several paintings by Van Gogh, and we really studied his Sunflower painting!

For their project they learned about symmetry. They learned how to fold a piece of paper in half and cut on the fold to get a perfectly symmetrical shape. That is how they made their vase for the sunflowers. Students needed to create a pattern on their vase as well as the table the vase sits on. They traced brown circles for the sunflower centers and glued them to the background paper. We did a painting workshop one day and painted our own paper using yellow and orange and paint scratching tools. This paper is what they used for the petals of the sunflowers. Lastly they added green stems to their beautiful sunflowers! Happy spring!

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