Second grade students recently completed their mixed media winter landscapes.
Students began with watercolor painting their sky.
The next step was cutting out trees for the background, middleground and foreground.
This step required much focus and concentration.
Everyone had two images to complete as they added a variety of trees to both of their images.
The final step was to sponge white tempera paint on their image and over their trees.
Everyone enjoyed this step the most.
Students enjoyed deciding how much snow to use and where to place it on their images.
This was a fun project that incorporated many mediums and reinforced the concepts of landscape art to the second graders.
Here is an example of the students’ work.
Kindergarten students created snowmen in a winter landscape recently.
Students began by creating a horizon line to separate the sky and the ground.
Next they created a snowy sky with crayon.
The next step was to create the snowman.
Everyone created their own unique snowman.
The next step was to cut out the snowman.
The final step was to glue down the snowman to the landscape.
Here some examples of the kindergarteners work.
Kindergarten students have been learning about winter landscapes.
Students learned about the parts of the picture.
The first step was to draw the horizon line.
Next trees were placed in the images and, finally, the sky with clouds.
There was a lot of focus and energy put into these winter landscapes.
Many students added fun touches to their landscapes like snowmen, birds and animals.
Here are some examples of the students’ work.
Second grade students have been learning to draw evergreen trees.
Students have been focusing on drawing trees in a winter landscape.
Everyone has been enjoying the process of learning how to create new types of trees.
This has required focus and attention to details as everyone uses basic shapes in creating their trees.
The students have really done an outstanding job of learning this aspect of creating trees to add to their winter landscape.
Students have pushed themselves to learn, understand and develop these new drawing skills to add to the landscapes they are developing.
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.
Kindergarten and first grade students have explored the art movement of pointillism.
Students used tempera paint and cotton swabs to create dots of color on their tree paintings.
Pointillism is a post-impressionist school of painting exemplified by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th-century France, characterized by the application of paint in small dots and brush strokes.
Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.
The term “Pointillism” was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation.
Students used a variety of green hues along with yellow and red to create the color on their tree paintings.
After completing their trees, students spent the next week using the same technique on the background.
Students added many hues of blue and violet to their background.
The students enjoyed this project as they had to focus on where to place their dots of color as they created their images.
This was a great project for students to explore new art movements and techniques.