School Logo

Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Translate
Search

Art

Sunflowers

 

 

Today you are going to have a chance to become artists! Your challenge is going to be to create a beautiful sunflower picture using whatever media you like. You could use colouring pencils, felt tip pens, wax crayons, paint, oil pastels, chalk, collage or whatever you have at home!

 

Do any of you recognise this famous painting of sunflowers?

 

 

This painting called ‘Sunflowers’ was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in the late 1880s in the Netherlands. He used oil paint on canvas to create it. This is one of the sunflower paintings Van Gogh created as part of a series. He painted this one for his friend Paul Gauguin who was coming to visit him. Nowadays, they are some of his most famous works but when he was alive they were never sold.

 

Van Gogh would have studied the sunflowers really carefully before creating this picture. I would like you to take a really close look at this photo of a sunflower. What colours, shapes and textures are there?

 

I have made a little video with a demonstration of how to create your sunflower picture which I hope you enjoy! Click on the YouTube link below:                               

 

https://youtu.be/QkZuv2r8MVI

 

Please do not feel you need to go and buy any special materials for this task. Just use whatever media and paper you have at home!

 

Have fun! 🌻

 

I cannot wait to see your completed pictures.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE A WEEK TO COMPLETE THIS TASK.

IT IS DUE IN ON WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE.

 

Top