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Starry Night and the Astronauts


Grades: 2 – 3

Medium: Tempera Paint

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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Other Docs

Activity Worksheet 01 - Alma Thomas
Activity Worksheet 02 - Alma Thomas
Activity Worksheet 03 - Alma Thomas
Artist Info Slip - Alma Thomas
Artist Display Alma Thomas - Starry Night and the Astronauts
Art History PowerPoint - Alma Thomas