Autumn landscapes

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Second grade students have been busy this fall learning about and creating autumn landscapes.

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The first step of the project was to create a background with watercolor paint.

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Students learned to blend together related colors to create a wonderful warm background sky.

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Next second graders used ink to create their trees.

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Each student created two paintings.  Everyone added a horizon line and a grouping of trees to their paintings.

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This was a great lesson to learn to use line and control the brush.

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Students did a great job learning to use new materials to create a wonderful landscape.

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The final step was using the sponge.

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Second graders had several colors to use to sponge paint their trees and foreground.

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Everyone enjoyed the hands-on process of painting with a sponge.

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Everyone learned that it took very little paint and pressure to create a wonderful sponge application of leaves and grass to their autumn landscapes.

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Here are some examples of the students’ mixed media landscapes.

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