Van Gogh Kindergarten children

21 Jan

I have realized the time has just flown by over the holiday break and it is well and truly time to put some more posts on my blog! When I look at other people’s blogs I realize I have been seriously napping!!! This story bag has a special meaning to me. On my first ever prac at a school I was blessed to be placed with the  most amazing teacher. She allowed me to fly with my ideas and then she wrapped all of my ideas up and helped me present them in a great way! I will always be grateful to her!

The children in the class were Kindergarten age and they had been looking at different artists over the term. I decided to look at Vincent van Gogh as they had talked about this artist and his work. Okay I will be back in a minute!

I’m back! I found a large easel at Uni and pushed it into my Getz! Then I found a print of the painting ‘Bedroom at Arles’. My son did TEE art so he had paintbrushes, paint, a pallet and a canvas. I offered all sorts of bribes and he agreed to draw an outline of the painting onto the canvas! I was thinking how you could draw it yourself if you didn’t have someone who is talented in that area! After searching the net, I found that you can trace on to canvas using graphite paper! Sorry I am off again! I will be back shortly!!!

1. The all important story bag!

2. I took the easel into school, with some paints, a pallet, some brushes and the canvas with the drawing. We talked about why artists use easels and how this gives them the freedom to draw and paint inside and outside. We discussed the way the artists mixed their own colours, and sketched their plans and ideas onto the canvas. We then looked at the picture and talked about what was in the room and what their room looked like at home. We provided paper and pastels for the children to recreate their bedroom with all the different features that made their room special.

Thanks to the talents of my son! I did confess to the children that my son had sketched the drawing!

3. I found this book in a sale, but after some investigation I have finally found where you can buy it! It is produced in France and there are a few more in the series.

This book is lovely as it is written in a diary style through the eyes of the artist.I used this book as a guide, as it provided lots of ideas and thought provoking questions. When I was looking for the book, I noticed the publishers have added some wonderful activities and teaching resources that I must share with you as they are excellent.

http://www.auclairdemaplume.com/activity_book_demo.pdf

4. I created a word document with the bedroom walls and the floor. I then applied colour, printed  and enlarged it to A3. I photocopied and enlarged a print of the room, cut out some of the objects in the room and laminated everything! I placed velco dots on the objects and on the layout, for children to recreate the room.

I also made a puzzle, just for fun!

I found this colouring book in a $2 store. I have to say I am not really into colouring in but just sometimes it is quite relaxing for children. The book is filled with colouring sheets from the old masters including 2 from The Bedroom at Arles.

Some websites that offer lessons and teaching resources:

Younger children

http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/favorite-places—spaces-lesson-plan/

Older children

http://www.artic.edu/artexplorer/search.php?tab=2&resource=370

http://www.scienceworld.ca/pdf/OMNI_guide/VanGogh_practicebook.pdf

http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/Joanna-Popart.htm

http://anniemay.hubpages.com/hub/Van-Goghs-Art-activities-for-key-stage-2-pupils

Catch you real soon! I hope to move this blog to Word Press in the near future. I will keep you posted!!

5/2/2012
I found some examples of the children’s art. I loved them!

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2 Responses to “Van Gogh Kindergarten children”

  1. Handmaiden January 30, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Wow! I really like the velcro-dots “Bedroom at Arles.” I wish I could have seen this back when we had van Gogh for our picture study. It might do for other paintings, though, so I will keep it in mind.

    As I read over your past entries, I was interested to discover that your blog name was inspired by the Barchester Chronicles. My sister recently enjoyed that book for the first time, and shared the movie with us.

    • thequiverfull January 30, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

      Hi
      I loved the Barchester Chronicles. I particularly loved Obadiah Slope!!
      I am going to scan in a few of the paintings the children did, I found them tucked away in a prac box from Uni
      I also found that the website in Paris still sells the books and it appears they are 8 euros (including postage)
      Thank you for your encouragement
      Sue

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