Van Gogh’s Chair – Oil Pastel Resist

2nd and 3rd grade worked on a challenging project this week inspired by Van Gogh’s painting, ‘Van Gogh’s Chair.’ Students had to deal with both perspective and focus on making their chair look 3-dimensional. No easy feat!

The first step was for students to create the corner of a room on their paper. They did this by drawing three straight lines with a ruler. The first line was drawn vertically down the paper and the other two lines were drawn at an angle from the bottom of the vertical line. The next step was to draw a chair. Students had to pay close attention to making sure that they drew the front of their chair bigger than the back of their chair. (Perspective is all about tricking the eye to make the mind believe that objects are either closer or further away.) The final stage of this project was to add color. Details and pattern were added with oil pastel and background color was applied with water color paint. Students chose to use either warm or cool colors for their background and the opposite set of colors for their chair. I love how these turned out 🙂

Connor B.

Connor B.

Kaleigh C.

Kaleigh C.

Bailey L.

Bailey L.

Gabriel G.

Gabriel G.

Tayloranne W.

Tayloranne W.

Davis M.

Davis M.

Michael M.

Michael M.

Collin F.

Collin F.

August V.

August V.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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2 Responses to Van Gogh’s Chair – Oil Pastel Resist

  1. Cathy says:

    Awesome! The dimensions look so good and what incredible variety! We are missing all this creativity Mrs. Wheatley! ) :
    (Did I use enough !!!’s?)

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