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 🙂