Kindergarten artists learned about the life and artwork of Vincent VanGogh (1853-1890). We looked Starry Night and the many different versions of his sunflower paintings, but we spent the most time looking at Vase with 12 Sunflowers. We discussed how some of the flowers looked healthy and alive while others looked wilted and dead. We noticed the colors that he used in his paintings—warm colors like reds, yellows and oranges. We then donned our smocks and created our own versions of Van Gogh’s sunflowers using only warm colors and tempera paints. We used construction paper to fold and cut out symmetrical vases and used markers to draw line designs on them.