I tried something new with second grade this year when we talked about Van Gogh and Starry Night. Instead of adding the little town, we added some pumpkins. We also discussed overlapping and space while drawing our pumpkins.
Third graders started work on a new project this week. We are reviewing Van Gogh and learning more about fore-, middle-, and background. For the first part of the lesson, we painted the snowy sky using brushes, bubble wrap, and snowflake stamps. We sprinkled some superfine glitter on the wet paint before we put them in the drying rack.
Next week we will add the middle and foreground – forests and cities… I think I’ll let them choose.
I’ll update as we continue!
Day two update:
We all added “purple mountains majesty” as our middle ground today. The kid are loving it. Glad they are not getting antsy about being finished. I know it’s only day two but sometimes they just aren’t patient… Maybe they get that from me. 🙂