Friday, November 20, 2015

Fill-in-the-Blank Landscapes

Fifth and sixth grade artists are wrapping up one of my favorite art lessons.  They created beautiful Fill-in-the-Blank Landscape drawings using only colored pencil.  Students chose landscape photographs from old calendars, then cut them into two inch strips. After the removed every other strip from the photographs, they had to recreate the image in the blank space.  This lesson taught us a lot about color mixing, drawing what you see, not what you know and how to use colored pencils in a more advanced way than most students have before.  The results are spectacular!

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