Second graders learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh. This lesson focused on Van Gogh's sunflower paintings. I set a vase with sunflowers in it on each table before students came in. Students learned about drawing from observation and how to use the basic shapes to draw a still life picture. On painting day, students used the secondary colors to paint their pictures. The last step was to add a black outline! When 2nd graders were done with their painting, they completed a graphic organizer as an assessment tool. Check out their sunflowers below!