Grade 3/4A – Vincent Van gogh inspired cherry blossoms

Yesterday was Grade 3/4 Planning Day. Therefore, I had the opportunity to teach 3/4A for a double lesson.

The students learnt about Vincent Van gogh and the way he applied paint using lots of lines and a mix of colours. They began this task with some observational drawing. Students sketched the cherry blossoms and  the vase I had placed them in. They used oil pastels to imitate the textured brush strokes of Van gogh – rendering their vase, blossom branches and leaves.

Students applied pink paint to bubble wrap and used this to add blossom flowers to their artwork – stamping throughout the branches. This was a really fun mixed media activity.

Grade 3/4 C&D – Paper flowers

Grade 3/4 C&D students worked superbly on these paper flowers for the school concert. They carefully cut out and arranged their flower petals in a radial manner. Students learnt how to fringe and curl paper to add a sculptural element to their work. Some lovely colour combinations. A really enjoyable activity. These looked fantastic as props during the concert!