We read a book about Vincent Van Gogh called "Camille and the Sunflowers" by Laurence Anholt.
In our studio we invited the children to draw sunflowers simply using pencil on paper.
We used the term "still life" and had a great discussion about how a very long time ago there were no cameras and if you wanted to remember the way something looked you had to draw a picture of it.
Some of the children drew more than one picture of the sunflowers. It was interesting to see the way the drawing improved with each rendition.