Thursday, November 11, 2010

Starry Night Collage

My students enjoy this collage version of Van Gogh's Starry Night, because they love making their own confetti to represent the swirly movement in the sky.

To make the confetti we first cut many skinny vertical cuts into about 3 pieces of paper at once.  These vertical cuts make the paper seem like "fringe" on the bottom.  Then make horizontal cuts across the fringe, and voila, confetti falls to the table.  It's best to have a cup or piece of paper under your cutting so you can corral the confetti for when it's time to drop it on your glue.
These examples were done by 3rd graders and high school students.

Thank you San Gabriel Elementary 3rd grade artists, and No. County christian High School artists!!
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Anna Pietrolungo, Essendon North Primary School said...

Wow! I have never seen Starry Night done as a collage. What a great idea! I will definitely do this it!

Erin Laughpaintcreate said...

Hi! This week I started Feedback Fridays on my blog which is featuring some of my fav projects seen on the web for the week. I fell in LOVE with this and linked you!


Mrs. Hahn said...

These are very sweet! Hey, I was wondering if you might want to do a Artist trading card with me. I'm looking for a few more trades for my 4th grade. I like your blog and your projects. If you would like to know more details please email me at...

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