Sky View students recreate Van Gogh painting with cereal

SMITHFIELD, Utah (AP) — High school students in northern Utah have completed a 6,400-square-foot replica of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” out of breakfast cereal. Doyle Geddes, a humanities teacher at Sky View High School, led more than 150 students on the project, which used two tons of colorful Malt-O-Meal spread across the gymnasium floor. The project, which was finished Saturday, took about a week. Crews spread a plastic sheet on the floor and then created a grid to outline the painting’s famous design. Each space was assigned a color to correspond with the painting and filled with cereal. Geddes says he conceived of the ambitious project as a way to better connect students with art. The replica was taken apart later Saturday. The cereal was given to a farmer to feed pigs.

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to see a student-produced video of the project.

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