First we learned a bit about Van Gogh, although I did downplay the mental illness and did not tell the children how he died.
Then we looked at some of his most famous paintings including one of my favorites Starry Night, which by the way several of the children recognized when I showed it to them :)
While we were waiting for the glue to dry we did Van Gogh's Sunflowers using oil pastels.
And then since some of the Starry Night pictures were not yet dry we did it again by simply drawing it with oil pastels.
We had a lot of fun!