Into the Woods with Van Gogh

We started this project learning a bit about Vincent Van Gogh and looking at some of his art works.  Then it was on to our own creating!


First, students learned about a horizon line and how the size of objects change depending on how far or near they are. Students drew a horizon line and a road/path using one-point perspective. They observed that the road narrows as it gets further away from the viewer.

The next step was to use pastels to colour the sky. Students considered texture and colour to create the sky.

Then it was time to begin painting the foliage. Students used a circular motion and blended colours to create an Autumn scene. Painting the road/path was next. Students considered the direction of their brush strokes as well as blending colours to create their roads/paths.  Students  used  some  painted  paper  to  create  a cabin  and added  details  with  a pastel.



The completed projects are beautiful!!

Thank-you to Painted Paper Art for the inspiration

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