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Relation to Curriculum in England:
In this activity your child will look at the artwork The Starry Night (1889) by Vincent van Gogh as inspiration for their own night-time artwork.
This resource meets the following aspects of the National Curriculum of England: Art & Design, English and History. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Key Stage One topics where you will find great curriculum standard activities for your classroom or home educated children. There are plenty of subjects for you to choose from, so you’ll be delighted with the wide range when planning your day.
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In the picture with Vincent van Gogh
By Ian Zaczek
An excellent children’s reference book with bright pictures and snippets of interesting information, not too overwhelming for children. This book shows all the main images relating to all the above activities including The Potato Eaters (1885), The Starry Night (1889), Sunflowers (1888), and a Self-Portrait (1889).
Art Book About Portraits
by Rosie Dickens
Useful if you are looking for more inspiration for your child’s own self portrait (Activity 4). This book shows images of portraits throughout history, showing how they have changed over time.
The Story of Paintings: A history of art for children
by James Mayhew
If you are looking to broaden your child’s interest in art as a whole, this book has beautiful large images of paintings by famous artists throughout history. Beginning with the Lascaux Cave Paintings, the book takes you on a journey, ending with modern day artists ending with Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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