Thursday, October 7, 2010

The forks were on the table but no one was eating. That’s because these forks were for painting. During their last art class, the Kindergarten students were introduced to Vincent Van Gogh. Vincent liked to use thick rich paint that he place onto the canvas with very visible strokes. He always used his paint to create texture and movement within his paintings and this gave them an exciting and mysterious quality. After viewing one his most famous pieces, The Starry Night, the students were given the opportunity to create Van Gogh like landscapes as well. They used a special paint that had been thickened up with glue and aside from brushes; they were also given forks to create swirly textures just like Vincent! The results are currently on display just outside the kindergarten room and can be viewed until the end of the month.

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