Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night PAINTING Lesson Plan Pack with Worksheets

Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night PAINTING Lesson Plan Pack with Worksheets

Can be used for K – 6th, Homeschool students.

Includes: PDF, 22 pages


This classroom-tested Starry Night lesson plan is one of my favourites!

Even though this lesson features step-by-step instructions, you will be amazed how each of your students will create a completely unique work of art.

In this lesson, each student will paint their own version of The Starry Night, in the style of Vincent van Gogh. There are three versions of the lesson included so you can adapt it to the needs of your students.

Designed for K-5, this art lesson uses basic art supplies and shows you how to teach the material step-by-step.

The pack includes the following:

Vincent van Gogh Artist Resource Pack (including bio and art movement printables)

The Starry Night info sheet

The Starry Night talking points

Lesson plan with full color, step-by-step photos

Student examples

Crossword puzzle

Wordsearch puzzle

The Starry Night colouring sheet

Book recommendations


About the Author:


Andrea Mulder-Slater has been an art educator for 25 years and an art curriculum developer for 18 years. She is also a professional artist and a homeschooler.

In addition to teaching art and art history classes and workshops at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels, Andrea has worked as an educational consultant on various art education projects. Together with her mom Jantje, she created KinderArt® in 1997. It’s a website offering FREE art lessons, which has been visited more than 100 million times in the last ten years alone. That’s a lot of children affected by art! Andrea also writes about parenting, creativity and homeschooling for CBC, YMC, WDish, Today’s Parent, Creatubbles, the Association of Curriculum Development and Little Passports.

Andrea’s passion lies in helping teachers and parents bring out the creativity in their children and students, even if they don’t consider themselves artists. Her detailed child-tested lesson plans are easy to implement, and are guaranteed to promote creative exploration in small or large group settings. Most of all, the lessons are effective and they encourage individuality.


About the KinderArt Method:


The KinderArt Method focuses on individual creative exploration.

With that in mind, our lesson plans are designed to be adaptable, meaning you can use them for a wide range of ages.

In this way, you can cover the same skills and techniques with all of your students while giving them the freedom to learn at their own level. So, instead of prepping for a multitude of lessons for all of your classes, you only need to prep for one.

The goal is to allow your students the ability to make choices as they follow the lesson, whether it be through decisions about what colors to use or what kinds of lines to draw. Examples are included where possible to show you that even with the same set of directions, children can and will create completely unique works of art (even when the lessons are step-by-step).

Allow for some independence and you will be amazed at the results.

Also, the material lists often give you the option of more than one art medium. This is so you can work with what you have, instead of feeling as though you need to run to the store or order in expensive materials.

One final tip: If you are short on time, simply reduce the size of the project, or – swap out supplies (ie: use markers instead of paint).

Where there is will, there is a way.


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Great resource

My students really enjoyed using this resource! The activities were perfect for their grade level and easy to follow along. It is a great package!


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