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Van Gogh and Sunflowers Under the Midnight Sun with Wendy Thompson

Believing that all children are more than capable of understanding Art Theory, Wendy has designed a four hour class to be presented over two sessions. This class can be adapted for students from kindergarten to grade 7.
Session 1 – Students will learn how to mix colors and prepare a canvas or water color paper, and be given a brief history on the life of Van Gogh including a short story and slide show.
Session 2 – Students will paint their own version of Sunflowers.

Grade Suitability:

K-7

Maximum Class Size:

20

Time Required:

2 x 2 hour sessions plus prep time (a shorter version of the class can be presented in one session)

Material Required:

Paint, brushes, canvas/paper, painting sponges and paper plates

Material Cost:

$2 per student or school can provide materials

Language of Instruction:

English

Communities:

Whitehorse, Carcross, Haines Junction

Availability:

September - June

Wendy Thompson

Wendy is a self taught artist and Montessori teacher who owned and operated her own private preschool for ten years. An integral part of the Montessori program is a emphasis on the great painters. It was during this time that Wendy developed an interest in the painters, Vincent Van Gogh and Kandinsky to mention a few. As a member of Arts Underground Wendy has taught various adult art classes as well as teaching children’s classes for Artist in the Schools. Starry Nights Under the Midnight Sun and Sun Flowers Under the Midnight Sun was developed to teach children about the life of Vincent Van Gogh. This year Wendy will be adding a new class entitled Ravens Under the Midnight Sun.
More recently Wendy has taught for the Artist Up Front Festival celebrated each July on the wharf along the beautiful Yukon River. Wendy had the great honor, in February 2016, of having her painting Rock and Rolla, selected by the Yukon Government for it’s permanent art collection. Wendy also had an invitation to submit her artwork to the prestigious ’ Parallax Art Festival, held in London, England in Chelsea Manor in October.

Contact: 867-456-2140

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