The first graders had fun learning about Vincent van Gogh. We discussed a little of his life and how he is the painter of the famous Starry Night. (There's also a really great Brain Pop, Jr. on him - very age appropriate) We looked at all the still lifes he painted, especially a lot of his flowers. We discussed overlapping, his use of space and the horizon line. Even thought his favorite flower was the sunflower, our artists got to choose different kinds of flowers to make.