"Mama" by my daughter age 3

Friday, June 1, 2012

Grant Wood Farmscapes

Third graders learned about the artist Grant Wood. We discussed landscapes, foreground, middle ground, and back ground. First we learned how to draw a rooster by watching an instructional drawing video on Youtube. We watched it twice, once just watching, and the second time we drew along with the video. I paused it every now and then to give them a chance to get caught up. They did a great job! They then outlined and colored in with color pencil. Next they drew a simple landscape with a farm house and field. I had them start with a horizon line, then use a variety of lines to divide up the space. Then they drew a farm house on top. They used water color to paint. The roosters were cut out and we used little scraps with an accordian fold to make them pop out off our paper.

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