Year 6 Art – Starry Night

The Year 6 children were challenged to draw a replica of the work done by the Dutch post- impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. This piece of art is called Starry Night and was painted in June 1889. The setting is just before sunrise. This painting has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941. The Starry Night is one of the most recognised paintings in the history.

The children did a fantastic job in keeping to the style of the work and putting their own impression of what this work means to them on paper. It was a wonderful way of learning more about van Gogh as well as learning about their own creative abilities.