Van Gogh- Inspired Irises

This post didn't start out as a Party in the Art Room TpT promo. I really just meant to share the awesome artwork my students created. However, I guess I can't pass up the chance to tell you about my resources. I really do use them to teach this lesson. They work for my classroom, and I think they would be an asset for other classrooms as well. 

These look a mess during the process. I make sure to tell my students to expect that. Of course, I learned that the hard way. The first couple of times I taught this the students flipped out about how messy they look. I kept promising the work would come together in the end. It always does!

These are the actual irises at my school. I didn't plant these, but I love that the kiddos can see these as they work on their own paintings.