Still Life – Flowers in a Vase

The 2nd Grade have worked hard this week on a still life picture based on Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers.’ They had to draw a symmetrical vase shape and then create flowers at the top of their vase. This was done by drawing a collection of simplified, overlapping ‘bumpy’ circles and zigzags. The students were instructed to avoid fine detail. The next stage was adding a thin line of white glue to their pencil lines. Students quickly saw how important it was to keep their designs simple. Once the glue was dry and clear, color was added using chalk to the areas inside and outside of the glue. Students were encouraged to blend and mix color with their finger tips. This project required the students to persevere with their art work. They did and I think you’ll agree that the end results are quite lovely. I love that each picture is as individual as your child 🙂

Davis M.

Michael M.

Collin F.

Isaiah S.

Ashlyn L.

Kaleigh C.

Ava E.

Taylor W.

Connor B.

Cami H.

Gabriel G.

Madeline L.

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at and to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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