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Starry Night Grade 3/4 (photos coming soon)

Starry Night

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Here is a copy of the artwork ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh. This is what has inspired our own artworks. Please also check out the link in the bookmarks to another great YouTube clip featuring Don McLeans’ song Starry Night and lots of artworks by Vincent Van Gogh.

Things we have learnt about Van GoghIMG_2835

He died when he was 37

He liked bright colours

He only sold one painting in his life

He moved to Paris

He had a brother called Theo

He was Dutch

He committed suicide

He cut off his ear

He suffered from depression

He was a post Impressionist artist

 This week we are doing Van Gogh paintings. We did swirly pictures with food dye. Then we cut and pasted shadows, we learnt they are called silhouettes today. Next we drew with oil pastels, we added extra swirls and a moon and stars. It was very, very colourful.

Bella & Navasha (Bella also was photographer) 3/4B

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Impressionists paint what they feel they paint their impression of how things look – Oscar

We have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh. I learnt that he cut off his own ear. I did the Starry Night picture. I used mainly yellow food dye to make the background but also some green, blue and purple. I used green glitter to finish my work off. I have a black house, 2 cars and a person in my artwork.

Max 3/4FJ

Photographer – Tori 3/4FJ

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Starry Night Grade 3/4


Here is a link to a gorgeous interpretation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. We used this as a tuning in activity. (Interactive Starry Night – YouTube) 

Our school has been focusing on using describing starters for creating sentences so we have been using these in the art room too. The sentences can be about colour, shape, size, position, texture, number and doing. some of the examples of simple observations students have made for Starry Night are;

The tower is next to the village (position)IMG_2784

The painting has lots of swirls and lines in it (shape)

The night sky takes up most of the painting (size)

There are seven stars in the picture (number)

The mist is swirling in the wind (doing)

It looks like it is swirly and soft (texture)


In art we have been making Vincent van gogh paintings. In the first two weeks, we have been painting the backgrounds using food dye. It’s different to use than paint it’s much more watery and spreads more quickly than paint. We have to be careful that we don’t go through the page. We used blue, purple, green and yellow and tried to do lots of swirls on our work, we weren’t allowed to leave any white showing on our work. It was fun to try working with something different. 

Reporters – Amy and Caleb

Photographer – Oscar 



3/4M has been doing background’s inspired by Vincent Van Gogh starry night. We are having fun using food coloring to do swirl patterns and lines. The colors we used were purple, yellow, green, and blue.it was messy but we had fun.

Reporters Ella F and Caleb

Photographer Jai

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we have been doing awesome swirly backgrounds by the artist Vincent van gogh they are from the artwork, starry night. The class has been using real food color. We have used the colors green, purple, yellow and blue. Our art works were all covered in food dye if you hadn’t guessed. We all had fun.

By Cody and Leo.J

Photographer Jessica

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