Vincent Van Gogh visits Year One

Shell Campbell | Year One Teacher

Vincent Van Gogh a very famous painter from the Netherlands, was known for his bold use of colour and expressive brushwork.  Even though he died quite young, his unique style made him one of the most influential artists in the modern world.  He is most famous for his painting, “Starry Night” and “Sunflowers.”  He even liked to paint himself and at one point in time, he cut off his ear!

Year One learned about Vincent Van Gogh and studied his paintings last term.  We discovered the techniques involved with shading, highlighting and learned all about cool and warm colours.  Our budding young artists made some oil pastel drawings of sunflowers of their own and some constructed sunflowers in vases.

Later at the end of the term, our Year Five friends visited us and we used IPad technology to colour in some of his famous paintings with a similar variety of colours.