Marcus’ Starry Night

Although I only just discovered this tutorial from a search on Pinterest, it sums up how my son created his own Starry Night version last week, except he followed instructions given verbally by his awesome Liahona teacher.

I think it’s fun to teach kids a little background about the artist first. I like this website and this webpage about Vincent Van Gogh.


Using only black construction paper, white school glue and oil pastels, as well as a look at the original art, Marcus created his own Starry Night-

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After using the glue to outline his picture, he let it completely dry and then he colored over it with oil pastels.


I think it’s fun to help children recreate a famous piece of art, and Starry Night has this magical feel to it that children enjoy.

Pinterest is an excellent resource if you are looking for ways to incorporate more art into your homeschool. Use the search to find all sorts of ideas. I typed in: famous art for kids, for example.

Or you can check out my Pinterest homeschool arts and crafts board.

What famous artists have you incorporated in your homeschool?

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