“The Starry Night” by Van Gogh COLLABORATIVE Activity Coloring Pages

"The Starry Night" by Van Gogh COLLABORATIVE Activity Coloring Pages

It can be used by students who are not of the same grade.

Included: PDF, 40 Pages

Introducing students to art history – to “masters” who have shaped artistic styles – can be challenging. “The Starry Night,” by Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most recognized artworks in the world. You will find this resource highlighting the iconic artist, and a collaborative project to engage your students. You’ll receive everything you need to begin a dialog and create your own “class classic.”

The concept is simple – the results are awesome!

The following will be yours:

36 “TILES”

The tiles are 7 ½” X 7 ½.” Each tile is labeled with a number (1 – 36) and unique – to represent a specific part of the image. They‘re calibrated to flow seamlessly into one anther to form the completed picture.

*Please view ALL THE TILES in “Preview.”

Using simple materials such as colored pencils, markers, crayons, paints, pastels – each student works independently on his/her “tile.” Once completed, the 36 tiles are joined together to form the whole. Then, trim off any excess paper. Tape the squares to the back. Tape them directly to the wall. You will get a stunning (approx. 45” x 45.”


A black and white drawing of “The Starry Night.”

You can use this page as a guide, an optional component of your display or as a coloring sheet.


This is the overall image divided into 36 tiles. (grid).

This page is especially helpful for students to initially see where their tile fits into the “big picture.”


The term THE ARTISTS is used to describe your students.

This page will provide you an empty grid.

Write the students’ names – or have them sign in the corresponding box, to showcase where their work is located on the collaboration.

*ALL PAGES CAN BE ENLARGED without loss of quality.


This page provides information on the artist as well as the painting. It also contains helpful tips and tricks to make your project, display and process a success.

*Please note that my intention in developing the “masterpiece line” is to provide a framework for your students to create a UNIQUE masterpiece by using color and pattern not necessarily associated with the original artwork. To recreate the original, you might want to find a copy of the color to accompany your lesson.

For classroom teachers

It’s no secret that integrating art into your subject matter can be highly effective – that collaboration facilitates cooperation, teamwork and acceptance. Your kids will love the ease of the process, the opportunity to create their own page and finally the “wow” moment of contributing to the cool, collaborative artwork. Consider creating a “class classic” for open house, conference night or even as an auction item.

Art Teachers

The project is simple, easy, and engaging for all grades. Customize your directives to reinforce your curriculum in art history, art periods, styles, painting, color, line, movement, design, texture, pattern, perspective – and more. You’ll find the versatility of the product surpassed only by the “fun factor.” Consider the impact these artworks would have lining the walls outside your classroom, in the cafeteria, front office or at an annual school-wide art exhibit.

This unique, collaborative project is that “something special” you’ve been looking for. Have fun and thanks!

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