May 11, 2010

The Big Picture. . . Landscapes

You know all of those beautiful art prints, calendars, National Geographic magazines that you've been saving. Well, it's almost the end of the school year and it's time to make some space in the closet. I found the best landscapes in my stash and cut them into long rectangles. After discussing landscapes by different artists, I poured out tons of slices of landscapes onto the tables. Students loved looking through all of them (so get ready to set your timer or this could take all day.) After a few minutes, we were ready to begin to imagine the bigger picture. First we used a glue stick to glue down their picture. Next we continued the horizon line of the scene and then imagined what might be outside the frame. I let students choose their supplies such as colored pencils, watercolor, or crayons.
What imaginative works!


Phyl said...

Love this idea! Nice and simple for a short end-of-year lesson.

Brittney said...

Thanks for the comments. About setting up for an art show. I Have these old walls that I am able to pin my artwork up on. I also frame up the art work with white mat frames I get from School Specialty.

I have seen a couple of art displays from different blogs. I hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

Cool! Thanks for the links. I am having a coffee and checking them out. Trying to get inspired to make more displays!