Second grade students have been busy this fall learning about and creating autumn landscapes.
The first step of the project was to create a background with watercolor paint.
Students learned to blend together related colors to create a wonderful warm background sky.
Next second graders used ink to create their trees.
Each student created two paintings. Everyone added a horizon line and a grouping of trees to their paintings.
This was a great lesson to learn to use line and control the brush.
Students did a great job learning to use new materials to create a wonderful landscape.
The final step was using the sponge.
Second graders had several colors to use to sponge paint their trees and foreground.
Everyone enjoyed the hands-on process of painting with a sponge.
Everyone learned that it took very little paint and pressure to create a wonderful sponge application of leaves and grass to their autumn landscapes.
Here are some examples of the students’ mixed media landscapes.