Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Picture It Collaborative Project Using Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

When we got back after spring break, we noticed a change in one of the bulletin boards in our classroom.  This is what it looked like:

Later in the week, we learned that our teacher had signed us up to participate in a collaborative art project, using Van Gogh's "Starry Night".  Before starting the project, we watched this video:

We found out that our class had been put into a group with 23 other classrooms from across North America.  Each class got to color one section of "Starry Night" and then send one copy to every other class in our group.  Our class was assigned section 1 to color.  In these next pictures, you can see us hard at work coloring them.

Our teacher sent off our completed sections to the other classrooms.  We were very excited to find out that we had been receiving quite a lot of mail -- sections that the other classes had been coloring!  Our teacher put up the ones we have already received and now this is what our board looks like...

What's amazing is that these pieces have come from so many different places...like Florida, California, Texas and even Hamilton, Ontario!  Our teacher has started a map showing us where each piece has come from.

We can't wait for the rest of the pieces of the picture to arrive so we can see the final product!

We were wondering...

Have you seen any of Van Gogh's artwork before?
Have you re-created any of Van Gogh's artwork?
Have you ever participated in a collaborative project like this before?

For any teachers out there...if you'd like more information about this project, visit Jen Wagner's Picture It 2014 website.

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