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Spring Week 5

Week beginning Monday 1st February, 2021.

This week we will begin our art topic. We will focus on the artist Vincent Van Gogh.


Take a look at the You Tube clip. This is an amazing Van Gogh immersive exhibition of his work. The paintings have been brought to life so that visitors can "walk through" the art. I'd love to visit it smiley

Lesson 1: Watch the BBC Bitesize clip about Vincent van Gogh (you might want to watch it a few times).

Listen and watch carefully. See if you can answer these questions:

1.) What do you notice about the paintings at the beginning of the clip?

2.) How are they different to the paintings at the end of the clip?

3.) Why were the paintings so different? (clue: something happened in Vincent's life that made him change how        he painted).

Challenge questions:

  • Where and when was Vincent Van Gogh born?
  • Why did he have to paint quickly outside?
  • What do you notice about the texture of his paintings?


Lesson 2: Look at the Power Point and answer the questions (You might want to look at it with a grown up. Enable slideshow so that you can reveal the extra facts and answers).
Lesson 3. Use the prompt questions to discuss the pictures. Choose your favourite picture and write description using the prompt questions.

Lesson 4. Look at The Starry Night, then listen to/watch  the You Tube clip.

Write down your thoughts about the painting (you could just write down some adjectives). Describe how the painting makes you feel. What do you like/dislike about the painting? Did your thoughts about The Starry Night change after listening to the song? 


Challenge: Choose a picture from the colouring pages below and try to use different techniques to colour it in. Can you recreate the same effects as Van Gogh? Look carefully at colours and the brush strokes he used. It would be great if you could use paint, but you could use whatever materials you have in your house. You could use: felt tip pens, colouring pencils, pastels, crayons, acrylic paints, gel pens, chalks. You could try lots of different methods and see which one is the closest to Van Gogh's. I would love to see some of your work when you have finished.