Grade 11 Student Transforms Classroom with Van Gogh’s Famous “The Starry Night” Art

A Grade 11 student went viral for transforming his classroom into a beautiful mural inspired by the iconic “The Starry Night” painting by Vincent Van Gogh.

Taking up the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) track in the K-12 program, this young man named Vincent Dwight Paulo impressed his teachers and netizens with the impressive copy he made of the painting in his classroom at Sto. Domingo National Trade School in Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija.

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Starry night is not just a painting, it is not just blue, black and yellow strokes. Its contoured forms speak that of tranquility and several emotions,” Paulo explained.

STEM track students might sometimes be perceived as nerdy academics who are only focused on learning from the left side of their brains for analytical thinking, logic, science and math, reasoning, language, and numbers.

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But Paulo wanted to prove that they can also hone their skills on the right side of the brain to show their creativity, artistic expression, imagination, and emotional intelligence.

Photo credit: Vincent Dwight Paulo / Philippine Star – Facebook

We can also work on our right brain to pertain that we are not just logical thinkers, but also creative ones,” Paulo added.

He wanted to prove that STEM students are not just brilliant academics focused on numbers and science but can also convey their thoughts and words into artwork.

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Amazingly, he was able to achieve that with the impressive mural he made on their classroom wall!

According to Paulo, he would not have achieved this without the help of his class adviser, Ms. Gracie Ann Dy, as well as his fellow classmates. But he headed the art project.

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Netizens were quite impressed by what Paulo and his team had done to the classroom wall. Many teachers wish that they could also have artistic students like him to make their classroom more beautiful!

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