Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jungle Landscapes

The first graders looked at the French artist Henri Rousseau for inspiration for this jungle landscape.  We learned how a landscape has three parts - a foreground, middle ground, and backgroud.  As they were making their landscapes, they started off by making a horizon line out of a shade of green paper.  Next, they were very careful when adding the trees, flowers and animals to put the biggest objects in front (the foreground), the medium ones in the middle (the middle ground) and the tiny ones with less detail in the back (the background).  The whole project was completed with paper (the final touches were added with marker, but that's it).  This type of art is called a collage.   Great job, smart artists!  Don't fall asleep beside a lion!


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