1st, 2nd & 3rd graders leaned about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh. We focused on his particular painting style and studied his series of sunflowers. The students noticed that his flowers were very floppy, and that he layered his paint on the canvas in a very thick manor. We used Van Gogh's sunflowers as inspiration to create our own still life vase of flowers. Each student learned how to draw the vase and table in perspective, and then one by one, they sketched loose and floppy flowers to complete their images. The next step was color application! These images were completed with oil pastel and watercolor paint. Some students added details and patterns to create more interest. I think Van Gogh would be proud! You will find them displayed in the school lobby and in the auditorium.