One of our first studies this year included Van Gogh. Third graders studied lines and overlapping to create a sunflower after Van Gogh. I loved how so many of them put their own spin on the project. The color mixing can really be gorgeous with oil pastels.
And a few grouped on exhibit in the hall.
Second grade also studied Van Gogh. We discussed how artists can be inspired by ordinary objects to create art. We drew the (very ordinary) chairs in our classroom. The students made them beautiful!