Painting Your Dreams

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh.

Your Destination: Our dreams can sometimes send us messages that can get jumbled as we walk through our daily lives. This activity has students capture a dream that embodies who they want to be when they grew older.

Travel Kit: watercolors, paper, paint brushes

On the Path:
Step 1: Start by recalling your dream or planning what you want to paint.

Step 2: Analyze what messages our dream/painting it trying to tell us.

Step 3: Learn about how different colors in a dream can mean different thing in waking life (see link)

Group Tour: Have students talk about their goals and dreams, showcase their masterpieces.

Extend Your Journey
Learn New Vocabulary: Symbol, embodiment, vision, conscious, fantasy, dream, prophecy.


Photo source: Eberhard Grossgasteiger

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