Week 1: Unboxed Van Gogh
We watched the trailer for Loving Vincent (below).
Some students watched this Dark Water painting of two Van Gogh pieces.
Students wondered why the box said you can remove Vincent's ear. It began a conversation about how mental health issues were not remedied with medicine when he lived. If he had lived now, he could have had a longer, happier life.
Week 2: Unboxed Leonardo DaVinci
Week 3: Rembrandt van Rijn
When I take my 4th graders to the Art Institute of Chicago, we walk right past a Rembrandt. It's at those moments that I realize it's my job to help students appreciate the great artists and their work. So I decided to dedicate a lego project to the Man with a Gold Chain and spend Valentine's Day working collaborativelyon this mural.