Into the Woods with Van Gogh


Into the Woods with Van Gogh

On September 17th Miss Mallory will be leading a program all about Vincent Van Gogh and we’ll recreate his 1884 piece, “Avenue of Poplars in Autumn” which depicts a gloomy autumn scene. This will be the perfect art project to get you in the mood for spooky season! This program is designed for children in grades 2-5 and will take place from 1:30pm-3pm on Saturday, September 17th in the art room upstairs (room 204). Into the Woods with Van Gogh is a FREE program but registration is required to ensure we have enough materials. You can register by visiting

About Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) was a prolific Dutch painter who was most active during the last ten years of his life. He’s considered to be one of the best Post-Impressionist painters of his time. His work started to gain traction in the late 20th century long after his death in 1890. Now he is one of the world’s most well-known painters. Some paintings you may recognize include his 1889 self-portrait, Starry Night (1889), and Sunflowers (1888). Information about Van Gogh was found on Encyclopedia Britannica’s website.

Books About Van Gogh

The children’s department has an excellent biography called Vincent Van Gogh He Saw the World in Vibrant Colors. This biography has an excellent overview of his life, a timeline of his most famous pieces, and activities you can try! We also have a picture book for younger fans called Van Gogh and the Sunflowers. In this story, a young boy named Camille becomes friends with a new visitor in his small town, who turns out to be Van Gogh. Camille brings Van Gogh a vase full of beautiful sunflowers, which later becomes the subject of one of his paintings. While in town, he paints his famous sunflower painting, Starry Night, and portraits. If you have a young artist in your house, An Eye for Art is another excellent choice. This collection was published by The National Gallery of Art that features work from Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso. Each chapter focuses on a different theme but the chapter that highlights Van Gogh is all about portraits.


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