Project Idea: Borrowed from http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/layeredlandscape whom in turn borrowed idea from http://www.artsonia.com
Submitted by: Luisa Dugas
Grade Level: 2/3
- Light charcoal paper
- Crayons and/or oil pastels
- Black sharpie
- STEP 1: Students will place paper horizontally on the table. With the pencil they will draw three lines from left to right to divide the paper into four horizontal sections. A foreground, a middle ground, a background and above the horizon.
STEP 2: Then they will draw trees starting on the lines for each ground and continuing vertically all the way to the top of the page. Erase lines inside the trees with white eraser.
Step 3: Students will also be encouraged to decide on a mood for their painting. Either summer, winter, spring or fall and choose their colors accordingly. They will be asked to add some details to enhance the mood of their landscape, a setting sun, a rising moon, and/or pumpkin patch or snowflakes if they wish.
Step 4: With a sharpie, mark the lines that divide the different grounds. Erase all pencil lines that are not necessary or break through. Color your landscape with the colors that enhance your mood. Only use 3 or 4 colors per mood. Presenter may demonstrate on the Promethean board.