Warm and Cool Landscape

This 3rd grade project uses, pencil, oil pastels and black sharpies. Students review the color wheel and discuss warm/cool colors looking a famous works of art. What is a landscape? Element of perspective  Using direct drawing they create a simple 3 hill/3 tree landscape. The tree should be the same style on each hill but get progressively smaller as seen further in the distance. Inspired by the work of Hunderwasser and folk/primitive works (provided in table hand outs and prints seen around the room) students sketch their landscape and work on building patterns. The sky should have one moon/sun element.

Students redraw their composition on sturdy paper and go over the pencil lines using sharpie markers. They must decide on warm or cool ground/tree and warm or cool sky/moon/sun.