Introduction to Landscape

Introduction to Landscape

Students are guided in creating a landscape, learning techniques for representing distance.

Grade 3
Content Area Fine Arts
Key Benchmark

Art Form Visual Arts
Art Benchmark FA 3.1.1: Use the elements and principles of art and design, including, value (i.e., tints and shades, analogous colors), line, rhythm, movement, proportion, and balance
School Year 2008-2009
Artist Lisa Folden
Unit Plan

Assessment Gallery Walk and discussion:

Lesson Plans

LP 1 How to Represent Distance

Students look at art reproductions of landscapes and discuss what the artists did to convey a sense of distance using color, shading, relative size, and perspective. Then they are guided through placing the main elements of their own landscape. They will begin by coloring the sky and the ground.

LP 2 Adding Detail & Texture to a Landscape

The artist discusses details students might want to add to their landscapes, shows how to do a leaf rubbing as an element to add as layers. Students then finish their landscapes. Finally, they participate in a Gallery Walk to see and discuss the work.