Learning and painting: Van Gogh and Monet

Wild laughter echoed throughout the Lyceum this past Thursday afternoon as instructor Janis Steinmann led her students in whimsical free dance to the Sandpaper Ballet,  mirroring the famous swirling colors in Van Gogh's Starry Night.  After this brief break from painting, the girls returned to their own versions of the famous work, adding finishing streaks of yellow and turquoise across the paper.

This class was the second in a three-Thursday course that teaches students about two famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet.  Through storytelling, pictures, and props, Janis weaves engaging background that gives meaning to the paintings that students recreate in this course.

This week, during the final Thursday class, Janis and her students will turn their focus to Monet.

Want more great artists?  Janis Steinmann will be teaching a three-Saturday course for first-graders on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in January 2016.  To register your child for the class, please click here.  To browse all of our other enrichment classes, please follow this link.