Van Gogh Starry Night Game
You will create a Van Gogh Starry Night by rolling the die and collecting the different line varieties required to create it. First, draw a large cypress tree. Next, draw mountains, wind, stars, and a moon in the background. Lastly, create tree tops and buildings in the foreground. Then, roll the die five times to select five line varieties for your project.
Carefully plan your design before beginning. Balance the different line varieties throughout your composition. Also consider the direction of your lines to make each area stand out. Use two or three different colored pastels for each portion of the design to add interest.
First, print out the game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give them dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. Once completed, have students use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to recreate Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting using five line varieties and line direction to suggest both movement, shape, and space.
- Oil pastels
- Construction paper
You Will Receive
- 6-page, non-editable PDF (Van Gogh Starry Night Game)
- 9-page non-editable PowerPoint presentation
- Dice game
- Step-by-step picture tutorial and directions
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
The students really enjoyed this. I am teaching private art lessons groups at a school where true art has not been taught- only “crafts”. This gave me the opportunity to teach technique and still allow them the freedom they have been so accustomed to having without compromising the outcome. – Mrs. K.
My Art students love doing these sheet, and they are learning about more Artists as they do! Also, perfect for Art Sub Plans! – Denise Feeney
These really help teach art history concepts, especially for my younger students. Thanks! – Peggy Goodwin
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