The Imagination Station Headquarters!

The Imagination Station Headquarters!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2nd Grade: Observational drawing/Intro to Landscape

For this lesson, I started with a introduction to various lines. For Second Grade this is just a refresher to the element. They began with a collage with horizon line in their art journals. We reviewed a chart of lines that they cut out of black construction paper and assembled into a fall tree.
Next we ventured outside to a great tree in our backyard for observational drawing. Again the emphasis of this lesson was on line work and using shading to show volume in the trunk and limbs.
We ended this unit with a intro to landscape. We again used a horizon line to separate land from sky. Then the students used pencil to sketch a tree as we had done previously outside. They were also shown how to create space by making the trees appear smaller as they ascended up the landscape composition. Phewwww, that was a mouthful. Enjoy all and good luck with your students or children!!

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