Mar 11, 2013

Starry Night Skyline

Vincent Van Gogh's “Starry Night” painting has inspired many an art project, and this is just one more.
1. Students to make several large yellow oil pastel circles of various sizes on a sheet of watercolor paper. Next they draw with a blue oil pastel lots of curvy lines that go around all the yellow circles.
2. Students use blue liquid watercolor paint to “wash” the entire paper with the blue paint.
3. Each student takes a matching sheet of black paper, and with a white oil pastel, draws a sky line that stairsteps up and down to make a building silhouette. Lots of details should be added, like windows and doors.
4. Lastly, the black silhouette should be cut out and glued to the sky background.

1 comment:

Tina Letarte said...

always been fascinated with sunset or night silhouettes. the contrast. is the pale yellow around the circles also oil pastel?