Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Texture Landscapes: Using Texture, Lines, Colous, & Shapes

I was absolutley floored at how creative my kids can be, even six months into the school year!

Even our principal came by and remarked on how well some of my students did on their artwork.  Learning about the Elements and Principles of Design this year has been a much smoother process, in which I have included Powerpoint presentations to show the kids what they can possibly make and give them that little extra inspiration if they have none.

For the Texture Landscapes, you need:
- cardstock
- black construction paper (for background)
- glue
- black fine tip felt pen or fine tipped Sharpie
- pencils
- pencil crayons, crayons, or markers
- creativity

Step 1: Sketch out your landscape, including mountains, sky, sun or moon, clouds, river or lake, hills, tree, grass, and dirt with pencil.

Step 2: Trace over your pencil drawing with a fine tip black felt pen or fine tipped Sharpie.

Step 3: Pick a different colour for every part of your artwork.  Every part must also include different shapes and lines to define how they look - whether rough, smooth, jagged, or soft.  Show texture through your shapes and lines.

Step 4: Make sure there is no white space if you can help it.  Fill your space (another element of design) up a completely as you can.



Step 7: Display your artwork for all to see!

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