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3rd Grade – Starry Night SPOOKY Style!

3rd Grade – Starry Night SPOOKY Style!

I love Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night so much and wanted to have some fun with it this fall.  So… in the spirit of Halloween, we made our Starry Night’s SPOOK-tacular!

Week 1 –  We started the sky with yellow tempera and TINTED with white for stars. The goal was to practice our best Van Gogh marks! Slowly we added the tiniest of orange to make a golden yellow color… then a little more. We continued with purple and white… mostly white with a hint of purple.  Continuing our mark making.

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Week 2 –  we worked for round two on our sky, smaller brushed, really focusing on the mark making.  Then the ground. We painted that part fast, with big brushes.  More TONE mixing at this point.  Purple and dark gray.

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Week 3 – We painted the cypress tree, haunted house and anything else spooky we felt like adding with India Ink.

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Week 4 – We drew on the India Ink only with Silver Sharpie. If students use the Sharpie softly, it does not ruin the marker… but ONLY ON THE INK! The tempera paint will quickly ruin the marker! This is officially one of my all time favorite lessons to teach!!! A repeater for sure!

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