I had my students look at Van Gogh's "Starry Night. I gave them each a black "16X20" foam core. They then drew a simple basic outline of the painting with a white prisma color pencil. They looked at a line drawing that I had done of the painting. Each drawing was their own.
Next they put Elmers Glue in a section of their drawing and began laying down the yarn. They matched colors of yarn with the painting.
As you can see the end result is amazing. Each one was different and yet you know it was inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night.