Lesson 4: 23 & 30/10/13-Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
Today would be our first experience with paints! I was both very excited & nervous!!I don’t have a home class room, no basin & I have full classes of up to 28 kids….and only 45 mins. to do it all!!EEEK! But my teachers are a great help! (The homeroom teacher stays with me) I don’t know what I would do without them!!!
We rearranged the desks to make groups, I brought a bucket of water (my mobile sink), tin cans for each desk and we got started!
Inspired by the beautiful work my private classes came up with I decided to do this at school too!
I showed them Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, some of them had seen it before. We talked about the shapes & colours and I showed them how to draw a simple vase. I told them they could decorate the vase as they wished. We also saw how if we added a line at the base of the picture we could have a table.
We used permanent markers for the outlines, watercolors & blue tempera for the backgrounds.
Though we were stressed for time (it could easily be a double lesson) It was a very successful event! And the results are superb!!!!