Monday, March 24, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
The following week, I teach this simple landscape drawing lesson, using different types of lines. I discuss how artists use lines to express ideas. I start by drawing a straight line across my paper with a black crayon for the horizon line, and students follow me. Above the horizon line we draw curvy lines for mountains, like a lower case letter "m." Then we draw more curvy lines below the horizon line for fields. Some students choose to draw zig-zag lines for mountains, I let them choose. Then we add trees (a rectangle for base, curvy cloud shape for tree tops), circle for sun, and curvy clouds. I ask students to color the entire page, and blend colors. I encourage them to use any colors they want, even imaginary colors. This lesson can be completed in a 25-30 minute class period.
I usually follow this lesson with my cityscape lesson, using lines they have learned, and reinforcing shapes and math concepts that they are learning in the classroom.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
|3rd grade landscape, Van Gogh style|