I discussed the life and art of Vincent VanGogh. For the k-1 students I showed them the Mati & DADa VanGogh video (through YouTube). For the 2-5 students I showed them the video...
KinderArt mrs. Zarella's
Scarlett, Andrea & Carter
Mrs. Simble's first grade
Erik & Lauren
Another option I will try in future;
Step by Step
Crayon Resist Paper cut-out
For my older students I tried it on longer paper having them go off the edge with the design while using overlapping as well...
Start with pencil and outline with Sharpie...
I used a white crayon on the top edges of my petals and leafs to make a highlight that would be later resisted by the paint...
Use tempera cakes or watercolor to fill in the flowers and background.