Van Gogh

Van Gogh - the life of an artist

Inspire your Children with the 'The Life of Van Gogh' great artist video

Start your art day with our video of the life of one of the world’s greatest artists, Vincent Van Gogh. Let your children discover what motivated and inspired him, what drove him on, despite his personal problems and lack of success, and why he became a world renown artist. Art teaching has never been so exciting.

The video will keep your children enthralled and engaged throughout its 35 minute length. My experience tells me the video is appropriate for Year 2 ( 6 to 7 year olds) and above, but the final decision rests with you, the teacher.

Teachers Please Note

that aspects of the artist’s lives may have been simplified, amended or exaggerated to make their stories accessible to children. Paul, Artist in School make every effort to create accurate interpretations of each artist’s life – we accept no responsibility for the consequences of any factual inaccuracies.

Van Gogh Resources for Art Teachers

Reluctant Child Artists?

Do you teach children who are reluctant artists?
Or have no confidence in drawing or painting?

There is a solution!

After viewing the ‘Life of Van Gogh’ video show these FREE motivational videos. Children will realise they can draw, and no one in the world draws as they do – something to be really proud of.

Drawing Tutorials to enhance your Van Gogh Art Day

Why not show your classes our drawing and painting tutorial videos, especially designed for children. Before you know it, they will be drawing and painting sunflowers just like Van Gogh, wonderfully.

Planning your Van Gogh Day

Start your art day with a showing of ‘The Life of Van Gogh’. This will set the scene for your art day. Follow this with some of the drawing videos displayed here to show the children how to draw/paint sunflowers and pots etc. Stop/start the videos as required so children can follow the drawing/painting process.

Set the task of the children drawing their own version of the Sunflowers based on their drawings.

In the afternoon show the sunflower painting video, and make the children paint their pictures without any preliminary drawing. After the morning’s drawing sessions they should feel more confident in doing this.

* Children will require sketchbooks, or at least 3 sheets of A3 paper for the drawing workshop – you may need more paper if the children are watching a number of videos

* For the painting sessions children will need a paper plate each for colour mixing and one between two for the paint

* Colours required are blue, red, yellow, dark brown and white. All colours can be mixed from these.

Check out my YouTube Channel for more ‘How to Draw’ and ‘How to Paint’ videos designed for beginners and children