Many people think Vincent van Gogh was a starving artist, but that's not entirely true . . . In this short lesson, students can work independently to find out why.
This lesson is about fact, fiction, and the characters in the film 'Loving Vincent', with some optional follow-up assignments at the end. If you use the lesson in preparation for seeing the film, be aware that it contains some potential spoilers. The lesson can be divided into 'before' and 'after' sections if desired.
There are many stories about Vincent van Gogh, but not all of them are true. This interactive lesson will introduce the class to the best-known facts – and myths – about Vincent.
Using a grid drawing made by Vincent van Gogh, the class will enlarge an image of a Japanese figure.
After learning about Van Gogh's View of the Sea at Scheveningen, the students will draw or paint 'sea views' of their own.
Working indoors, the class will paint a subject from the outdoors – just as Vincent van Gogh often did.
After a brief introduction to the correspondence between Vincent and his brother Theo, the students write letters about their own art works.
This lesson is about a stolen art work that was rediscovered. It focuses on the question: can a painting of a building also be a kind of portrait?
A brief description of Vincent's life before he decided to become an artist, with a short quiz at the end.
A short presentation about Vincent van Gogh, for use as an introduction to other lessons about the artist or his work.