Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Rizzi Meets Van Gogh
For this 7th Grade project, I had the kids combine the old with the new. They were required to incorporated James Rizzi Art with Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night". The project was quite involved, but I was very pleased with the results.
I talked a little about James Rizzi. We have posted on him before click here James Rizzi Post. Also, I showed a video on Rizzi Art. Click here for James Rizzi Video
Then, I talked about Vincent Van Gogh and Starry Night. We have posted on Van Gogh many times. Click here for previous Van Gogh posts. I found a cool interactive video. Click here for Van Gogh Interactive Video on Youtube by xldear23.
I gave a refresher course on one point perspective.
Then, I told the students to draw a city using one point perspective.
I told them to use James Rizzi Style buildings.
Also, they had to have a Day or Night Sky in the Vincent Van Gogh "Starry Night" style.
They drew with pencil, outlined with sharpie, painted with watercolor, and outlined with sharpie again.
Have a look at the results!
Yes, this was a C O M P L I C A T E D project. Here's "Complicated" that was released by Avril Lavigne in 2002.