5th Grade viewed a brief award-animated movie about the artful, but tragic life of Vincent Van Gogh. We studied his Irises painting and drew the flowers and leaves. Today I showed them the tempera painting technique of double dipping. The brush goes into 2 colors. Then the colors are painted right onto the paper. This gave the look of Van Gogh's thick brush strokes and color mixing. So far we have started flowers and a few leaves. The children's paintings are just stunning. It was a rather quiet and hushed classroom as students focused on this beautiful method of painting.Thank you Deep Space Sparkle for the idea!