Year 2 have enjoyed studying the work of Van Gogh. We looked at lots of his famous paintings, including The Potato Eaters, Starry Night and Sunflowers. We discussed the techniques used in Van Gogh's Post-Impressionist style: intense colours, lots of expressions and bold, visible brush strokes.
We looked at the sunflowers we planted in Year 1 to help up create our own interpretations of Van Gogh's most famous and valuable work: Sunflowers. We spent some time practising our pencil skills on scrap paper first, jotting down some ideas before we started on our final piece. We used our pencils in different ways, practising creating light, shade and texture.
To make sure our sketches were detailed, we compared our sketches with a partner and gave advice on how to make our artwork realistic. We then used pastels to add colour taking care to maintain the shade and texture.