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Rachel Wintemberg: Helpful Art Teacher a Critique

Rachel Wintemberg posts very detailed Visual Arts articles  about how to create arts based projects.      The one that has caught my attention is

See the world through the eyes of Vincent Van Gogh: Using line and texture to bring your landscapes to life.

To bring together this extensive resource Rachel has used images from the sketchbook of Vincent Van Gogh.

She has looked at aspects of Van Gogh’s work asking questions such as

    • How did Vincent Van Gogh use line and texture to bring a landscape to life?
  • How To Paint Like Vincent Van Gogh from Rachel Wintemberg on Vimeo.
  • Useful tips and tricks to help you understand Van Gogh’s process.
  • The drawings at the very beginning and end are Van Gogh’s.
  • Sandwiched between the historical data Rachael creates images of her own that  assist students to look at the work of Van Gogh through the artist’s eyes.
  • Rachael has created printable step by step worksheets that help students walk through the painting process of Vincent Van Gogh.

Rachel  teaches art at William C. McGinnis School in Perth Amboy NJ.  Rachael clearly loves teaching Visual Art, and her favourite genres include, photography, ceramics, watercolor painting, visiting museums, creating animations.  We don’t know much about her except that she is extremely generous with her knowledge and has other interests such as kayaking, hiking and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Teachers looking for hands on lesson plans will find this Blog useful.  I have yet to explore it as extensively as I would like.  I have posted this critique with the intention of exploring the resources further.  (If I score an interview with Rachel I will let you know.)

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