Oil and Chalk Pastel Art in Grade Four

Check out these gorgeous Van Gogh inspired sunflower pots grade four drew recently. After looking at Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings, the kids were eager to create their own. I encouraged my students to add different flowers to their pots in addition to sunflowers and to color in their art work with cool and warm colors since this is what we were talking about in the first place. The flowers, part of the pot and the table were colored in with oil pastels and the rest with chalk. My kiddos are huge fans of Vincent and I am a huge fan of their art work! 🙂

Cool colored flowers with oil pastels

The pot and the table is next

Blending chalk pastels for the background

I absolutely LOVE the result! What do you think?


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8 thoughts on “Oil and Chalk Pastel Art in Grade Four

  1. I love what you are doing – these are amazing. I am a mom, teaching a small group of 5th graders 1-2 weekly, like an elective class. I love looking at your sight for inspiration. I would love more information about the class time each project takes and a simple list of materials. thanks for all you do in sharing your love of art and kids!

  2. What a fantastic lesson! I am on prac at the moment and looking for good relaxing lessons and this looks perfect! We just read the book, Camille and the Sunflowers, this would be a great lesson to support that book which is about Van Gogh 🙂

  3. The colors on the black paper leave stunning results don’t they? I’m facilitating a group of junior high age homeschoolers in studying art, and we worked with pastels on black paper last week. The results were wonderful! Thanks for sharing your ideas. I’ll be sure to come back for more inspiration.

  4. I love reading the book Camille and the Sunlfowers to my class. For the first read however I don’t show the children the cover, tell them the title or show them the pictures and for a reading/listening etc activity they design their own cover for book and create their own title. Of course once completed activity have to read it again looking at all the pictures!
    Results are always very cool and it is a great way to introduce Vincent van Gogh.

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