Sunflowers 1888, oil on canvas, 91 cm. x 72 cm. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
In this lesson, students will:
- Analyze Sunflowers, by van Gogh, and learn how artists paint expressively
- Identify warm colors, circular shapes, and rough texture
- Draw round and oval shapes and straight and curving lines to make flowers and vases
- Paint still life of flowers, using a digital paint program
Lesson Teaching Notes
A document of summary pages on the lesson’s Key Concepts, Discussion Questions, Artist Points, and Project Directions.
Map and Location
Common Core Standards
Identify and describe shapes.
Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).
Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.
Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category.
Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.1
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
Comprehension and Collaboration:
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Materials and Setup
Photos of Setup
Still Life Flowers
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