Thursday, March 09, 2006

Vincent Van Gogh

Today we finished up our quick study of Van Gogh by painting pictures like his. We both painted a "Starry Night" picture, and Alexandra painted a "Sunflowers" picture. Above is our refrigerator art.

Our favorite resources:
  • Van Gogh (Getting to Know the Worlds' Artists) by Venezia - I'm sure I said it before, but we like thise series
  • Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars (Smart About...) by Bucks & Holub - another series we really enjoy - it's written like a book report (but humorous) by a student - afterward, Alexandra had us write "reports" about Van Gogh
  • at Starfall - - we read about Van Gogh, and also about Seurat and Gauguin who were a part of his life
  • Camille and the Sunflowers by Laurence Anholt - a true story about a young boy who became friends with Van Gogh - pretty good

1 comment:

Shona Cole said...

Dana, My husband and I really enjoy checking out your blog. You are doing a great job with homeschooling. I love all the fun activites you do. You are an inspiration.

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