Starry Singapore

Landscapes & Dreams

Lesson 3

Learning Activity 1

What are the main colours used in the night sky of Starry Night?

Today, we are going to explore the medium, soft pastels, to create a night sky.

Pastels are made by mixing dry pigment, some chalk, and a binder together to form a thick paste.

The paste is fashioned into sticks and allowed to dry. Soft pastels allows you to create intense,

brilliant colours in a short amount of time.








Starry Night (1889)

Vincent van Gogh

Learning Activity 2

Let's watch a video to learn more about blending soft pastels.

Share Your Learning 

Think of one interesting thing  you have learnt about the from the video.

You can craft your answer using the Thinking Routine, "I used to think.... But now I think..."

Share your thoughts with a partner.

Colour Wheel and blending

When we do blending, we usually choose colours that are next to each other in the colour wheel to get a nice transition. 

Art Challenge

Let's try to created a night sky inspired by the art work Starry Night. 


30 minutes


- Paper

- Soft Pastels


Starry Night (1889)

Vincent van Gogh