Scare up the fun with a Halloween scary art version of famous artist, Vincent van Gogh’s A Starry Night.  Van Gogh for kids is a great way to explore mixed media art with kiddos of all ages. All you need are colored markers, black watercolor paint, and our free Scary Night coloring page!

Explore Scary Art With Van Gogh

A Starry Night is an oil on canvas painting by Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh.  It has to be one of the most recognized pieces of art in the world. Check out our winter version of A Starry Night.

You will find it absolutely everywhere! On coffee mugs, t-shirts, towels, magnets etc.  It might even feel like the painting has become more well known than its creator.  A Starry Night is a magnificent piece of art.  How it resonates with so many people today is testimony to its timeless beauty!

Create your own piece of art based on this famous painting.  Download our free Halloween coloring page and make your own Scary Night artwork for Halloween.

Why Study Famous Artists?

Studying the artwork of the masters not only influences your artistic style but even improves your skills and decisions when creating your own original work.

It is great for kids to be exposed to different styles of art, experiment with different mediums, and techniques through our famous artist art projects.

Kids may even find an artist or artists whose work they really like and will inspire them to do more of their own artwork.

Why is learning about art from the past important?

  • Kids who are exposed to art have an appreciation for beauty!
  • Kids who study art history feel a connection to the past!
  • Art discussions develop critical thinking skills!
  • Kids who study art learn about diversity at a young age!
  • Art history can inspire curiosity!

Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started

Here are a few resources to help you introduce art more effectively to your kids or students and feel confident when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.

Who Is Vincent Van Gogh?

Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands in 1853. He loved art from a very young age and drew and painted pictures. He is one of the world’s most famous painters, but when he was alive, he was not very famous at all.

He used bold and bright colors in his paintings to express his feelings and emotions. Van Gogh liked to paint things he saw daily, like flowers, landscapes, and people.

Van Gogh used painting as a way to express his emotions. He once said, “If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

He was most famous for his paintings titled Starry Night, The Bedroom, Irises and Sunflowers.

Vincent van Gogh had some difficult times in his life. He felt lonely and sometimes sad. He had trouble selling his paintings, and he didn’t have a lot of money. Vincent van Gogh lived a short life and passed away when he was only 37.

Today, Van Gogh’s paintings are in museums all around the world. You can see his artworks in places like the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Van Gogh was an amazing artist who painted beautiful pictures that we still enjoy today. His colorful and emotional paintings continue to inspire artists and art lovers worldwide!

Also, explore art with these Vincent Van Gogh art projects…

Grab your free Halloween art project and get started now!

Scary Night Art Project

Have some fun with this Halloween coloring page based on Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. Combine watercolors and markers for a fantastic look!

TIP: Don’t have these specific art supplies? Use what you have!



STEP 1. Print out the Scary Night coloring page.

STEP 2. Color in the page with markers.

STEP 3. Paint a light coat of black watercolor paint on top of the finished page.  Make sure to leave the ghosts unpainted though so they will stand out better.  The black paint will give the image a spooky look!

More Spooky Halloween Art Projects For Kids

Check out our list of Halloween art and craft projects, or try one of these ideas below…

More Fun Halloween Ideas To Try

Printable Halloween Art Project Pack

Everything you need is included in this Fall Art Project Pack. Just add art supplies! Perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy with a variety of techniques. Whether in the classroom, at home, or with groups, there is a fantastic variety of art activities to try!

Find all the instructions and templates necessary for over 40 art projects this Fall.

Apples, pumpkins, leaves, Halloween, and Thanksgiving!

Explore process art, STEAM, and even famous artists with these very doable art activities that won’t break the budget or the time you have available!