Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = English = History
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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 - Starry Night

Activity 2

Starry Night

  • 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
  • En1/1 spoken language
  • 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

  • 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
  • En1/1 spoken language

Activity Four - Self Portrait

Activity 4

Self Portrait

  • 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
  • En1/1 spoken language

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.

Activity One - Inspired By Vincent 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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Activity Two - Starry Night
Activity 2
Starry Night
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
  • En1/1 spoken language
  • 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
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
  • En1/1 spoken language
Downloads:

Activity Four - Self Portrait
Activity 4
Self Portrait
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
  • En1/1 spoken language
Downloads:

How do I use the Vincent van Gogh Activities?

Learn about the life, times and paintings of Van Gogh. Be inspired to create your own drawings and paintings in his style. Research his life and replicate his work and style. Consider the stories told by his works and become a critical artist in the process! Throughout our Vincent van Gogh topic you 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.

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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