Hello to all my Grade 3 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.
We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of SUNFLOWERS AND VINCENT VAN GOGH!
But first let’s look at an amazing place in Paris called the Atelier Des Lumieres. Here you can view digital renderings of Vincent Van Gogh’s artworks on the walls, floor and ceiling! Enjoy!
And now, back to work! If you haven’t done the Week 3 activity yet please go back to Grade 3 Week 3 HERE.
Did you email your rough draft to me last week?
If you haven’t done that yet send it to me by email so I can put it onto the blog post. If you want to look at everybody else’s rough drafts, that is where they are, on last week’s blog post. Go to where it says HERE up above and it will take you there!
So by now you have looked at lots of images of sunflowers and you have drawn 4 rough drafts as well.
Your task for this week is to do another rough draft but just one this week. This time I want you to draw a vase of sunflowers.Because you have practised drawing sunflowers that are closed or a side view, try and include them in your vase of flowers. If you look at Vincent Van Gogh’s vases of sunflowers they weren’t all facing the front or all perfect. That is what makes them interesting to look at!
You can add a bit of colour to this drawing if you want but it is still a rough draft. Do not stress if it is not PERFECT!
So try to get a table top in your rough draft drawing so your vase isn’t floating in the air! If you draw a line across your paper about 1/3 from the bottom that will be fine. Now your table is the bottom third of the drawing. You need to draw the base of your vase below the top line of the table, not just sitting on it. Have a look at where Vincent Van Gogh put the bottom of his vase. Will your table cloth be plain or have a pattern?
What about the shape of your vase?
Will it be plain or patterned?
When you draw your stems will they be more interesting if they are all straight and perfect or a bit bendy and twisty?
The more detail you add to the flower heads the better your drawing will be. Look at the real sunflower photos to help you.
Have fun drawing your vase of sunflowers and remember that is not supposed to be perfect but a rough draft of your ideas.
Please email your vase of sunflowers rough draft to me at –
Next week we will do your final piece of sunflower art!
And here they are!