Starry Night and the Astronauts – Alma Thomas

Medium

Tempera

Grade Levels

2nd, 3rd

About The Project

Continue the inspiration with this abstract painting by expressionist artist Alma Thomas! She was inspired by the space expeditions of the 1960’s, and created this painting, Starry Night and the Astronauts, in 1972. Create a playful night sky and a kaleidoscope of warm colors to represent your very own space vessel with this activity!

Art Techniques:

abstract, warm colors, cool colors

Art Standards:

2nd Grade: 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4

3rd Grade: 1.2, 1.5, 2.1

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Project Files

  • Artist Display Alma Thomas - Starry Night and the Astronauts
  • Artist Info Slip - Alma Thomas
  • Art History PowerPoint - Alma Thomas
  • Activity Worksheet 1 - Alma Thomas
  • Activity Worksheet 2 - Alma Thomas
  • Activity Worksheet 3 - Alma Thomas