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The Unexpected Math Behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

For Students 8th - 12th
Talk about the unexpected! Young mathematicians, scientists, and artists will be enlightened by this short video that uses Van Gogh's Starry Night to depict the turbulent flow and the movement of light.
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Starry Night Interpretation

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young artists are encourage to develop greater imaginative freedom and post their impressions of Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night in a series of activities based around the famous painting. Class members watch a film biography of van...
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Starry Night

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Slowly uncover the famous artwork by Vincent Van Gogh entitled Starry Night.  In this PowerPoint, a block of color is revealed as you scroll through each slide. Test to see how many slides it takes for your students to recognize the...
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Van Gogh’s Self-Portraits

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Scholars get to know famous Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh, as an artist as well as a person. After reading personal letters and analyzing paintings, participants paint two self-portraits that represent their personality. Then, write a...
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How Atom Bombs Can Uncover Forged Art

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Art forgeries are works of art themselves? How can inspectors tell real art from fake? A video from the a large science playlist explores the techniques practiced by expert forgers and the subtle science behind telling a masterpiece from...
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Vincent Van Gogh

For Students 7th Standards
Living in someone's shadow would be difficult for anyone, including one of the most talented artists of the modern age. Middle schoolers read an excerpt from Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan...
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For Teachers 10th - 12th
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, or "Guys with beards and ladies without beards that painted outside," are featured in a 171-slide PowerPoint, designed for AP Art History and Humanities classes, that would also appeal to anyone...
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Post-Impressionism: Van Gogh Drawings

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
Turn your young artists into little Vincent van Goghs with a instructional activity on brush stroke style and color blending. Pupils practice the painting technique by sketching various shapes before recreating a van Gogh piece or...
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Urban Space

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The use of perspective is clear in Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte. Pupils study and discuss this example, marking the vanishing points and horizon line of a photocopy of the piece. They then create their own urban scene...
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Mastering One-Point Perspective

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Cover one-point perspective through observation and practice. Class members examine several works of art that use one-point perspective, look at magazine images to find the vanishing points and horizon lines, and draw their own city...
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The Life and Work of Vincent Van Gogh

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Vincent Van Gogh is a fascinating subject for students of art history.
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Awesome Stories: Vincent van Gogh

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Who was Vincent van Gogh? Most of the questions can be answered in two or three sentences; however, there is at least one essay prompt and one personal response question that require longer answers. Questions call for a good mix of...
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Pastel Drawing like Vincent Van Gogh

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners discuss the elements of art and design found in a series of flower paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. They explore art, shading, and color as they create mirrored representations of the master's art, using oil pastel. 
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Sunflower Measuring and Counting

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Youngsters improve their measuring and counting skills using sunflowers. They view pictures painted by Van Gogh. Everyone works in groups to measure sunflowers and record their findings, and they all use sunflower seeds to create...
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Make a Van Gogh-Style Self-Portrait

For Students 4th - 7th
Learn by doing! Young artists try their hand at creating their own self-portraits in the style of Vincent van Gogh. This worksheet contains a brief explanation of the essential qualities of van Gogh's art: complementary colors and...
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Seeing Feelings

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners create pencil drawings of assigned items and then, study painting by Vincent Van Gogh. They discuss how different colors make them feel and are then assigned a mood to express by adding color to their line drawing.
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Van Gogh Mini-WebQuest

For Teachers 7th - 9th
One of the most intriguing and complex artists in modern history, Vincent Van Gogh remains an enigma to those who view his art. Help your young learners discover a little more about his life and work with this WebQuest, which prompts...
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From My Past

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Explore the art of Vincent Van Gogh. This presentation shows a large selection of Van Gogh's paintings and gives titles and dates along with some facts about the stages in his life. The slides are attractively designed with clear images...
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Knowledge Bowl 2002 - Art

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Using some of the most famous paintings in history, this presentation asks students to identify the artist. All the information necessary is included, and the pictures of the artwork are clear and attractive. This presentation could be...
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Give It All You’ve Got Heroes and Visual Art

For Teachers 5th
Sure, your young artists probably know Van Gogh and Picasso, but are they equally as familiar with Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol? Small groups examine the work of famous artists. Then, they create their own hero portraits in Cubist style...
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Starry Night Ornaments

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students are introduced to the impasto technique used by Vincent Van Gogh. Using the internet, they research Vincent Van Gogh's life and work. To end the lesson, they make their own ornaments using the impasto technique and lots of color.
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My Book and Me

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students compare and contrast a variety of books about children and then choose their favorite to incorporate into a life-size self-portrait. They examine self-portraits done by famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo daVinci,...
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Harvest Skies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils engage in a lesson that is about the art of Vincent Van Gogh. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information and images are used to create the context for creating art with the theme of Harvest Skies.
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Favorite Places & Spaces

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners research and identify differences in details in the three versions of Vincent van Gogh's "Bedroom at Arles." They identify a place that has meaning to them. Afterward, they create a textured painting of that place and describe...