When the EC Loons returned from winter break, they dove into a study of Vincent van Gogh’s artwork. After looking closely at a number of his paintings, the children showed heavy interest in “Starry Night.” They looked at other artists whose work was inspired by Starry Night, then decided to make their own Starry Night Environment in a corner of their classroom.
The children worked on painting the swirly sky, the moonlit town, stars, moon, and the tall tree on large pieces of cardboard. They assembled all the pieces, then added a night sky light. The product is a beautiful rendition of Starry Night that the children can now use as a quiet corner in the classroom for reading or meditation.