Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Van Gogh City Scapes, 2nd Grade

I found this idea the other day on Art Smarts. I had to adapt it a little in order to get it done in one hour, but I think the results were wonderful. I showed the students Van Gogh's "Starry Night", which the students loved. These were made out of tissue paper. The students tore strips of tissue paper and glued it onto black paper. Then, white paint was used to draw the swirls into the sky. Students then drew a city onto black paper and cut it out. This was glued down onto their page. Windows were drawn in with white oil pastels.

I just love these!


  1. These are beautiful!!! I love them! I like how you put white paint on top of pieces of tissue paper. I love the art community that has been created through all of these awesome art teachers' blogs :)

  2. Clare, I just love the community of art teachers too. I just love all of the ideas I get from them. Thanks for the awesome lesson.

  3. Love these! I really enjoy your blog! I recently started my own, too:

    Happy Holidays!