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Vincent van Gogh

Find inspiration from Van Gogh’s amazing life’s work. Paint a self-portrait, find beauty in sunflowers and go on a night walk before painting your own Starry Night. By providing informed lesson plans and resources, we support parents and educators in guiding children through their learning journey.We firmly believe learning should be engaging and fun. Hands-On Education understand all children are individual and learn in different ways. We have enjoyed putting these hands-on activities together and finding a range of ideas for our children to access learning.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 4 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 4 videos, providing examples of Vincent van Gogh's artwork to inspire your child’s own creativity.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Art and History.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = History
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
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Activity One - Inspired By Vincent van Gogh

Activity 1
Inspired By Vincent van Gogh

  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
Activity Two - Where I Live At Night

Activity 2
Starry Night

links to topic: Where I Live

  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
Activity Three - Sunflowers

Activity 3
Sunflowers

links to topic: Plants

  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists
Activity Four - Self portrait

Activity 4
Self Portrait

links to topic: Human Body

  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists
Useful Websites

Vincent van Gogh Museum
This is an excellent website for more information about Van Gogh’s life and paintings.
The site provides videos suitable for children and free outlines of Van Gogh’s work which you can print for children to paint.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = History
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
Activity One - Inspired By Van Gogh

Activity 1
Inspired By Vincent van Gogh

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
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Downloads:
Activity Two - Where I Live At Night

Activity 2
Starry Night
links to topic: Where I Live

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
Downloads:
Activity Three - Sunflowers

Activity 3
Sunflowers
links to topic: Plants

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists
Downloads:
Activity Four - Self Portrait

Activity 4
Self Portrait
links to topic: Human Body

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists
Downloads:

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