Second and third graders learned how to identify and create foreground, middleground, background in artworks and their own art. Students also learned how to identify positive/ negative space. Second and third graders used different width masking tape to make trees on their paper. They paid close attention to placement of trees in foreground, middleground, and background. They created a horizon line and water, this line divides artwork into sky and ground. Students used liquid water colors to paint in landscape around the masking tape. Once paint dried students removed the tape to see a negative space (the tree). Third graders used Sharpie to add horizontal lines for birch tree markings. Lastly, students used black water color paint to create a shadow effect on the trees.