For 7/8 Art’s van Gogh Unit, we focused on building up texture and color variety with acrylic paint. We emulated the Dutch artist’s style with bold, bright dashes of color. If your student brings a beautiful painting home, I recommend buying a frame to accommodate an 11″ x 14″ picture, and having a custom mat cut (Hobby Lobby does a nice job with custom mats, but make sure you bring the artwork with you to the store so the mat can be cut perfectly). Traditionally, acrylic paintings are not put under glass, so you can fully appreciate the texture and color of the artwork. Enjoy!