Make a Van Gogh-Style Self-Portrait

Learn by doing! Young artists try their hand at creating their own self-portraits in the style of Vincent van Gogh. This instructional activity contains a brief explanation of the essential qualities of van Gogh's art: complementary colors and distinctive brushstrokes. Then painters follow step by step instructions to create two self-portraits using a photocopies of pictures. As a final, closure activity, students write a letter to a friend analyzing their work, just as van Gogh often did!

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