- white construction paper – 1 piece per student (9”x12” or your choice)
- black permanent marker
- watercolor paints & brushes
Vocab to discuss before beginning:
- foreground- the part of a view that is nearest to the observer (in art or life)
- middleground- the middle distance of a painting or photograph or life
- background- the area or scenery behind the middleground
- landscape- an area of countryside or land
- warm colors- colors associates with heat, the sun, fire
- cool colors- colors associates with water, ice, sky
- using a sharpie, draw several flowers across the bottom of the paper. They should be zoomed-in and close-up. Some flowers and leaves should only partially show. The flowers are leaves should take up approx.. ¼ of the paper.
- ocean/river waves come next. Encourage flowing swirls and scrolls. This should take up another ¼ of the paper.
- rolling hills are next. This should take up another ¼ of the paper.
- add dots and/or lines to the hills
- setting/rising sun comes last. Sun rays should extend “off” the paper. This should take up the final ¼ of the paper.
- add some designs/patterns to SOME sun rayscolors
flowers = reds, pinks, purples
water = blues
hills = greens
sky/sun = oranges & yellows