Immersive Van Gogh is hosting a free art class for kids to inspire the next generation of artists

Child draws sunflowers
Emma Bradford and her children

Emma Bradford (LAHF) and the children who attended the class

Olivia Ogleton (7) and Hadley Ryan (6) smile with sunflowers after enjoying the Immersive Van Gogh experience

Olivia Ogleton (7) and Hadley Ryan (6) smile with sunflowers after enjoying the Immersive Van Gogh experience

Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville welcomes students from the Little Art House Foundation to interpret van Gogh’s famous sunflowers

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, September 1, 2022 / — Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville hosted local children ages 5 and up on Tuesday, August 30 for a free art class led by the Little Art House Foundation (LAHF). Beginning artists used oil pastels to create their own versions of Vincent van Gogh’s iconic sunflowers while drawing inspiration from the renowned works of art projected onto the walls of the exhibition. At the end of the session, the children and accompanying parents lived the Immersive Van Gogh experience together.

The Little Art House Foundation nurtures community and shared connection around meaningful artistic experiences for creators of all ages. Their mission is to facilitate accessible and personalized experiences for local nonprofits, schools, and community organizations in need. This collaboration between LAHF and Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville is especially valuable post-pandemic, as parents and children seek spaces to come together for meaningful connection and growth.

Immersive Van Gogh is currently on display until October 10 at Music City. Across North America, Immersive Van Gogh has been visited by over 5 million people. This unique experience for kids and parents was hosted at Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville and funded by Lighthouse Immersive. The remaining art supplies were donated to LAHF so that the students could continue their exploration of the visual arts.

“I think it was really great to see children experience this work of art in such a large format while being inspired by van Gogh,” said Emma Bradford, co-founder of the Little Art House Foundation.

Olivia Ogleton (7) said: “I liked the drawing of the sunflowers and the petals. I drew them in yellow and orange because they are happy. I heard of Van Gogh and I really loved the show!”

“It was heartwarming to coordinate and plan this event for the kids. You could tell they were so excited to create, and the teachers at Little Art House did an amazing job fostering an encouraging environment that led to more creative expression. As a creative myself, I can truly say that these types of accessible events are some of my fondest childhood memories, and they are a big part of why I’m still an artist. today. I think van Gogh would have smiled knowing that his work gave child artists an opportunity to feel included, supported and seen,” said Madison Skinner, executive assistant at Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville.

Featuring animations of 40 of Vincent van Gogh’s masterpieces, Immersive Van Gogh was crafted by Italian creative director and film producer Massimiliano Siccardi, with original and moving music by Italian multimedia composer Luca Longobardi, who provided a score combining experimental electronic music with ethereal and sparse piano. Vittorio Guidotti is the artistic director. Siccardi and Longobardi are both pioneers of immersive digital art experiences in Paris. With 67 projectors illuminating over 15,000 square feet, visitors to Immersive Van Gogh are surrounded from head to toe in van Gogh’s brushstrokes and colors, including the animated details of works such as Self Portrait with Felt Hat (1888), The Bedroom in Arles (1889), Iris (1889) and The Starry Night (1889).

Extended through October 10 at Music City, ticket prices for Immersive Van Gogh start at $39.99 ($24.99 for children 16 or under), with hourly and flexible ticket options available, depending on plus VIP and nightlife experiences. The site is easily accessible by public transport and has ample parking in the nearby car park. For more information on Immersive Van Gogh, visit

Follow the exhibition on social media at @vangoghnvl on Facebook, instagram and Twitter.

Review of Immersive Van Gogh Nashville

“The perfect addition to your to-do list this summer.” – Nashville Lifestyles

“Vibrant, Moving” – WZTV-TV (FOX)

“It’s been buzzing all over the country, and we’re thrilled to have it here in Nashville.” – Carole Sullivan, Today in Nashville, WSMV-TV (NBC)

“Become inspired as art is formed and created all around you.” – Mix 92.9 WJXA-FM

“Visitors are immersed in van Gogh’s works — from his sunny landscapes and night scenes to his portraits and still lifes.” – Main Street Nashville

“A new twist on Vincent van Gogh’s artwork.” – Tosin Fakile, WSMV-TV (NBC)

“Finally, see the world as Vincent van Gogh painted it. Is it worth it! It’s worth the wait. Worth the cost!” – Tracy Kornet, WSMV-TV (NBC)

“Art like you’ve never seen it before.” – Talk of the Town, WTVF-TV (CBS)

“You’ll want ‘Gogh’ at this exhibit.” – Relative from Nashville

“A visually spectacular exhibition of digital art.” – Nashville Music Guide

“Let yourself be blown away by the Immersive Van Gogh exhibition. – Thrillist

About Lighthouse Immersive
Lighthouse Immersive creates, produces and distributes innovative digital immersive art experiences through its experiential entertainment multiplex digital art galleries, aiming to cultivate community and creativity through large-scale events and exhibitions of all forms of art. art. Lighthouse Immersive provides versatile spaces for creators to showcase their work while engaging audiences in unique art experiences that encourage dialogue and inspire new artistic creations. Lighthouse Immersive produced the world premiere of Immersive Van Gogh, Immersive Frida Kahlo and Immersive Klimt: Revolution in over 21 North American cities. Recognized as the leader in immersive art experiences, Lighthouse Immersive custom designs each of its venues, named Lighthouse ArtSpace, to distinctly envelop the different architectural environments they inhabit, it operates galleries in a range of historic venues, including spaces industrial and commercial renovated.

Since 2021, the company has opened or is opening 21 new galleries in North American cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Boston and Denver, and is currently expanding into other markets. To date, Lighthouse Immersive has sold over 5 million tickets for Immersive Van Gogh across North America, with Artnet calling it “one of the greatest coordinated art phenomena of all time.”

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Christy J. Olson