We were very lucky to be given an Galt Art Jar to enable us to join in with the Galt Toys, ‘The Starry Night,’ by Vincent Van Gogh Mini Masterpieces competition. My seven year old son followed these steps to create his very own, ‘The Starry Night,’ Masterpiece.
Step 1: We went to the Galt Mini Masterpieces website to download ‘The Starry Night’ template.
Step 2: As Vincent Van Gogh loved to use different tones of colour, my son used the small paintbrush to lightly flick and swirl the night sky using two shades of blue paint.
Step 3: After completing the sky, my son used a chunky yellow pen to colour the hills and the shining stars. He spent some time colouring the tree in the foreground, ready for the black paint to partly cover it later so that the yellow shines through. He also added small amounts of red paint to the moon and some of the stars to highlight them.
Step 4: Next, my son painted the houses in using dark blue paint. He also used a green chunky pen around the houses. Then he painted the tree black but let some yellow shine through.
Step 5: We chose several pieces from the Galt Art Jar to stick onto the picture that my son had created. My son then added his own personal touch to his painting! He chose a good variety of items.
He enjoyed adding the yellow and green shredded paper to the hills to give it more texture. He also ripped up small pieces of yellow paper for the lights in the church and in the houses. He particularly enjoyed gluing the pompoms and different stars to the blue sky. The red and blue glitter glue added an extra sparkle to his masterpiece.
Here is my son’s Mini Masterpiece (he is seven years old):
Here is my daughter’s Mini Masterpiece (she is two and a half years old):
If your son or daughter would like to enter the competition just visit the website to download your template. Galt are doing a total of six different masterpieces over the next few months so you should check out their website if you are interested in taking part. Good luck with your entry!
Disclosure: We were sent a Galt Art Jar to help us to create our Mini Masterpiece for Galt’s competition.