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Living in the Rocky Mountain region makes a winter landscape a must. Sometimes it snows from late September to early June. What works better for inspiration than a carpet of snow glistening under the sun. Even though our school is in the city most of the students have an opportunity to visit the mountains for a day or two in the winter sports and games. This this is not just for the snowy places, it is a great lesson for anyone.
Developmentally speaking this lesson addresses the first through third grader’s desire to draw simple landscapes, but I have included adaptations for learners to 8th grade and beyond. It helps them develop spatial relationships and use overlapping to show near and far space.
The major objective has the students recognize and discuss the use of size and vertical placement in art works to create a composition with depth. The students display their knowledge by applying this information in a winter collage.
PowerPoint “Famous and Student Landscapes”
Handout “Perspective 3"
Handout “Depth in art”
Handout “Draw a Tree”
Handout “How to Draw a Tree”