This was one of my favorite classes to teach. The children loved it and the set up was so simple. We started with a short historical introduction about Vincent van Gogh's painting. This also taught the students that art pieces do not need to be realistic but rather can be abstract. These students were ages 7 and 10.
1. Oil pastels
2. Blending stump
4. Photograph of painting to use as a reference
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