Monday, March 2, 2009

1st Grade Snow Landscapes

1st Grade students created realistic snowscapes for the winter season using paint. First, students were introduced to the landscapes of artists such as Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams. Students learned how to draw all different types of landscapes, as well as different types of foliage and backgrounds (mountains, plateaus, etc). Students first began by drawing mountains for the background on their blue construction paper. Then, they created hills for the middle ground, and then snow with trees and house for the foreground. On the first day, students painted the mountains and hills (30 min) and then the next day, students painted the white snow, trees, snowman, and house. To finalize their paintings, students then outlined the house and finished the snowman with black paint as well as sponge painted the snow on the mountains and trees. To create the snow effect, I mixed 2/3 white/silver paint and 1/3 water mix in an old spray bottle and then sprayed it onto their artwork.

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