The Vincent van Gogh Sunflower bulletin board was made by piecing together paintings created by Kindergarten. The kids loved this project, and I really enjoyed the simple supply list, but it entailed quite a bit of work on my end since I had each student paint their sunflower on really heavy, thick paper that became grueling to cut (it made me realize I can be such a glutton for pain sometimes). This was large paper too, about 18x24.
The next bulletin board is comprised of paintings made by 1st grade. I found this Matisse-inspired still-life project on Artsonia years ago and have used it quite a bit. The success rate is always high and it enforces warm and cool color families, plus printmaking. I get a kick out of the bird's eye view of the apples on the plate and the kids always love the professional look they can create just by adding the simple shadows. This year, I tried changing up the color palette for one class. In the background we used turquoise, green, yellow and brown. Forgive me, I didn't take pictures, but I was pleased with the results. The red apples really popped against this color combination!