Friday, September 24, 2010

Starry Night

The kids did a mural! No, not a painting mural a temporary oil pastel mural of Van Gogh's "Starry Night." Of course I could only have one class participate since there were only 24 pieces to the mural and I only have one class with less than 24 students. Nonetheless they were super excited to be the chosen ones. It took two 45 minute classes, the first day we talked about Van Gogh and studied the work we were going to copy...we could have possibly started that day but the kids were a little rambunctious so they spent a lot of class in time out. The second day we colored the pieces with oil pastels. It turned out soooooooooooooooooo good. And the kids were soooooooooooooo proud of what they accomplished. I was very proud too. So take a look and see what you think.

I bought the mural template through Art Projects for Kids. Kathy Barbro has some awesome templates to choose from and for only $5. They come in handy when you need to decorate the school for open house. Here's her link, check it out, it's awesome.


  1. I'll start the bidding at ten bucks.

  2. Like the mural a lot. Thanks for sharing this great idea! You go Smalls!

  3. Do I hear $50? Anyone? $50 for this amazing mural? :o)