Well, we are off to a new year in Art Room 124! Hope your year is starting off great! If you have been following the blog over the years you would know that my school does a school wide theme every year. I design fun T-shirts for all the staff to wear and our large projects and art show relate to that theme as well.
So, after traveling to the beautiful state of Maine I knew right away that my first project with my fabulous 4th grade artists was going to be landscapes along the Atlantic Ocean.
First, I projected our inspirational photo on the Eno Board,
taken on my vacation at the beautiful
Acadia National Park.
Along with the photo I displayed swatches of colors that we would be using.
Next, students picked a piece of 12 x 18 construction paper and used pencil to draw basic landforms. They referred to the photo to draw foreground, middle ground and background.
Students started painting with tempera paints, adding tints for the sky and some glorious shades of blue for the ocean.
After the sky and ocean were created the landscapes were painted. We looked at the photo and discussed how the land in the foreground was much brighter than the land in the background.
The next layer of our project was adding the details of the landscape with
Look at the rocks in the foreground and discuss the texture. Curved or jagged?
Lastly, students used oil pastels to add more texture to their paintings. For some reason my students LOVE using oil pastels and get pretty excited when they work with them.
12 x 18 Construction Paper
Tempera Paint, Brushes, Placemats.
Have a "Splashing" good time creating some coastal landscapes!