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ERIC Number: EJ791638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Moving into Landscapes
Nelson, Cindy
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v107 n9 p32-33 May-Jun 2008
This article describes a lesson, designed for second graders, that begins with the teacher showing and talking about a few landscape fundamentals: horizon line, depth, and the mood or feeling that a work of art inspires. A class discussion ensues about how an artist's images can make one feel, how they can convey calmness, warmth, anxiety, or a sense of coolness. The students then begin to create their own artwork--starting first with sweeping arm movements in order to get a feel of the soft curves of their landscapes. Line drawing, color mixing, and pastel techniques are used to demonstrate highlighting and shadowing. This lesson addresses the national standard that requires students to use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A