Monday, February 24, 2014

4th grade Mixed Media Landscape with Atmospheric Perspective

I can't keep it a secret anymore.....I am so incredibly loving my 4th graders this year. Does anyone else feel like this with a particular grade level? They roll with the punches and are so much fun! I can improvise with them and they are so patient and well, great little artists! An image on Pinterest spurred on this idea which uses painted book pages (one of my favorite things to use in artwork), paint, oil pastels and Sharpies. The focus of our lesson was center of interest and of course, atmospheric perspective. I am so pleased with the results! Each one has its own identity......















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  1. I love the oil pastels over the painted background, what a great effect! Did you also talk to them about using pattern on the different sections of grass or did they come up with that on their own? This gets me thinking of all sorts of ideas. Maybe each student has an old book that they can paint up if they finish early and then they have an awesome stock of paper to use for projects such as these! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Hi Emily, thanks for checking out our project. I think oil pastel on paint looks very sophisticated!! I gave the option of Sharpie.....for some it worked really well and then for others, they fizzled and their work didn't turn out as wonderfully as it could have. I am proud of these! Glad they inspired you!! The trickiest part was getting them to tear scraps that were small enough to fit into the space of their tree without just piling it on in chunks. I am also trying it using a different approach with another class and I'll post those soon :) Both ways are really cool.

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  2. Wonderful! These are each so unique - collage, color, pattern, and texture - this lesson has it all! Pinning. Thanks! :D

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    1. What a compliment, Mary!! Thank you!!

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  3. These are great! Love the variety of materials used. Grade 4 has always been my favorite grade to teach year after year! There's just something special about that age range ♥

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