Meet the Masters :: Vincent van Gogh
This year we are studying
some of the Master Artists using Meet the Masters
. My husband took art appreciation classes in college, but I never did study any of the artists growing up… I’ve used Child Size Masterpieces (affiliate link) and incorporated a few Leonardo and Michelangelo art projects with the older children when they were younger, but other than that I have never made much of an effort to incorporate art study into our lesson plans until this year.
In the fall we all enjoyed creating our Art Portfolios. We also completed the Vincent van Gogh unit study. This was our first introduction to van Gogh’s life, and wow. Studying the artists is so different than studying the lives of the saints! We ended the lesson with a great discussion about the importance of having our faith at the center of our lives, and a prayer for his soul.
.: Master Artist :.
Vincent van Gogh (van-GOE)
The results of Van Gogh’s unhappy and tragic life are beautiful, expressive paintings of a world that did not accept or understand him.
Art Activity Emphasis: Texture
Media: Oil Pastel on black construction paper card stock
Lesson: Complete Meet the Masters Slide Show
.:Art Supplies :.
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Black construction paper (we used card stock instead)
Paper towel (for wiping fingers)
.: Practice Technique – Texture :.
Didn’t they all turn out so pretty?!
.: Additional Reading :.
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.