While learning about Vincent Van Gogh, my students created still life flower paintings. For inspiration we looked at Van Gogh's artworks such as Still Life, Vase with Twelve Sunflowers.
We also discussed Van Gogh's use of impasto, thickly laying paint onto the surface, creating texture and making the brushstrokes visible. For their canvases my students added impasto to their flowers by mixing modelling paste with acrylic paint.
A few of the students had not finished their paintings when I took photos, but I thought I would still share these works in progress.
I love it when kids build on what they've learnt. The students had just studied the art of Henri Matisse which is reflected in background pattern of this student's painting.