Learn To Paint Like Van Gogh

Learn new painting skills like Van Gogh to create your version of, Starry Night.

Arts & Crafts
1 hour
Dec 2021
last update
regular price

What you will learn

In this class you'll learn how to create your own masterpiece.

You'll see how to use your brushes to get that dashing effect like Van Gogh.

This project should take around 1.5 - 2 hours to complete but you can go as fast or slow as you want to.

By the end of this class, you will be able to walk away with a completed replica of Starry Night feeling confident along the way.

You will develop confidence in how to use your materials and apply your colours.


What You'll Do

Follow the video tutorials to learn how to paint your copy of Starry Night from the beginning till the end. You'll prepare your materials, learn how to mix your paints and apply your brush in the same style as Van Gogh. You will learn how to use your colour palette to match the colours from the painting and create this amazing artwork. This class will give you skills to become a more confident artist by getting familiar with our equipment and creating something that we all recognise.

The Stages In A Nutshell

  • Equipment. Make sure you have everything you need to get started and you might find you have a lot at home anyway. You don't always need fancy equipment, so where you can, try and use an alternative that would work just as good! If you don't have anything, you can try and find a Van Gogh painting kit online.

  • Outline. Make life easy for yourself and spend some time on the outline. Once this is done, the rest of the work is easy and you have set yourself a really good place to start.

  • Base layer. Cover this area with what we call the 'local colour'. It's important to get rid of all the white and put a base layer of colour in there so the white doesn't show through.

  • Dashes. Take your time to apply the dashing techniques and build up on the layers. Pay attention to areas which are darker/ lighter/ bluer.

  • Key Features. Once the dashes are done, spend some time refining the features to make sure you have the key elements in the paintings. You can find attachments here to help you make the buildings look 3D.

  • Final Touch. Finally, make sure no-one mistakes your version for the original! Don't forget to sign it.

Creating Your Own

First, make sure to have all of your supplies ready so you can sit back and get lost in your painting. Learn how to use your materials, apply the brushstrokes, and play around with colour using the selected colour palette. After you have painted your masterpiece, you'll want to hang it on your wall straight away! Don't forget to share your artwork with the class so you can receive feedback and show everyone what you achieved!


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Stage 1 - Equiptment

What Equipment Do You Need?

Stage 2 - What's a Widget?

Stage 2 - What's A Widget?

Stage 3 - The Outline

Stage 3 - The Outline

Stage 4 - Base Layer

Base Layer

Stage 6 - First Dash

First Dash

Stage 7 - Dashes Cont

Dashes Cont

Stage 8 - Final Dashes

Final Dashes

Stage 9

Stage 9

Stage 10

Stage 10

Stage 11 - Final Bits

Final Bits

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