Friday, January 30, 2015

Penguins in Perspective

Students in grades 1-3 created these winter landscapes. We began by learning how to make tints of blue and purple. Students painted the background in a pattern of tints in a way that would show movement. Next, students tore paper to create the ground lines. We looked at different examples of aerial perspective and noticed how the colors are darker in the foreground and get lighter as you go back in space. Students then created trees and penguins that are larger in the foreground and get smaller as they go back into the middle and background. This fun winter lesson taught students perspective, how to mix colors and also how to show movement in an artwork.

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