Post – Impressionists : Vincent Van Gogh

Last spring we studied one more Impressionist / Post-Impressionist painter to add to our Painter’s Book we started last year.  The Dutch, Vincent van Gogh.

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After seeing this video again, the kids picked the painter again this time, and agreed to start with Van Gogh, but didn’t have time to do another one last year.  They want to mix the units a little bit, so maybe later this school year we’ll add another painter. We are really enjoying learning more about them, and focusing in one at a time, learning about their life and culture at that time.

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Vincent Van Gogh was someone we got to see lots of his paintings while in London and Paris last year.

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We did a Shades of Grey study, and it turned out good, I thought.  It gave us lots to talk about.

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Another project we did was to copy one of Van Gogh’s painting.

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I took my old acrylic paints from when I took painting classes… way before I had kids.  I think it must be 20 years ago.  Yes, that is a long time…. I am glad we can still use those paints!

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I think they both liked working with that but I think Lucas really enjoyed himself this time.

These are the books and videos we used for this unit:

We also looked online for pictures of the paintings and some ideas for projects to do.  One of the websites I read was from Practical Pages : Practical Homeschool Tips, Plans and Projects.

Hope you can use some of these resources and if you had other ones, please do add them in the comments section for everyone to use. Thanks for coming to visit.


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