Space Art with BCO- Van Gogh!

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Date:Wednesday October 4 2023 - Tuesday October 10 2023


Join the Blackrock Castle Observatory team for the latest edition of Space Art with BCO! This year we’ll be celebrating famed painter Vincent Van Gogh on his 170th anniversary year by painting some astronomical objects in his style.

This art session will pair an astronomy, history and art lesson into one amazing, fun-filled activity suitable for all ages! We’ll explore the link between Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and a famous Irish telescope. We’ll discover whether his representations of night skies were accurate. We’ll follow along as BCO’s Donna shows us how to replicate Van Gogh’s brush strokes to make a painting that pays tribute to the Dutch master!

If you enjoyed this show, you can view previous iterations of the program where we painted Exoplanets and Nebulae, and even Aliens!