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Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest figures in the history of art. His works exude intense emotional power with their vivid colours and bold brushstrokes. Described as Post-impressionist, Van Gogh’s paintings paved the way for the modernist movement in art around the world. The following provides information on Vincent Van Gogh's art experiences that can be created by children. 

EYLF curriculum, Belonging, Being, Becoming recognises the significance of artistic exploration in the early years. According to Element 5.3 “Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts” Educators can bring about this outcome when they teach art as a language and show how artists can use the elements and principles to construct visual texts. An excellent way to work towards this outcome is to incorporate famous artists into toddler and preschool art experiences. Here are a few ideas on how you can do this in your service.

Painting is one of the most vibrant ways that young children can experience the wonder of Art. Exploring the world of colours, textures, lines and forms can not only help children express their creativity and emotions but facilitate physical, cognitive and social development too.

Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia embeds art in many significant ways to foster the holistic development of children. Here are the main curriculum connections of art in the early childhood learning framework.

Crumpled Paper Art

Category Art and Craft

This is a great activity that can be made simply with paper. It’s an excellent activity to teach the tripod grasp to the kids. The tripod grasp involves the action fingers alone i.e. the thumb, the pointer and the middle fingers.

Rainy Winter Cloud

Category Art and Craft
Create a rainy cloud using cotton wool and blow painting as the rain drops.

Children will enjoy creating these sparkly winter paintings using paint, glue and salt.

This craft-based activity reminds children of the cultural meanings and significance of the colours that make up the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag.

Children can use their creativity to draw a picture on a plate for their loved one.

A colourful flower pot that is easy for children to create as a gift for special occasions.
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