Stellar - Art - 250


“The artist has to be a guardian
of the culture.”

-Robert Longo


Paint an imitation of The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.


1) Spend about 20 minutes researching The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. First, watch Better Know: The Starry Night from The Art Assignment. Then, find yourself a copy of The Starry Night (whether digital or physical) and examine the painting. Note the fine details of the painting.

2) ) Gather your materials. You’ll need:

  • Thick paint (Van Gogh used oil, but use acrylic or any thick paint you’d like.Definitely not water color.)
    Note: The purpose of this objective, in part, is for you to work with paint. Please don’t substitute another medium.

  • Brushed (Both a thick and thin brush)

  • Canvas or paper

3) Paint a recreation of The Starry Night. While of course your painting won’t end up an exact replica, and throwing in your own style is fine, we want you to do your best to paint The Starry Night close to how Van Gogh envisioned it.

If you're feeling lost, there are a bunch of great tutorials on youtube.

Note: Make sure you allocate enough time for this objective. Painting isn’t a quick activity, and we don’t want you to feel rushed and get frustrated.

4) Take a photo of your painted version of The Starry Night and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts. Alternatively, you can also share your art in our Facebook group.