Saturday, June 2, 2012

Grandad's Bluff Scenes

We have a decent view from our schools top floor looking toward the east at Grandad's Bluff.  This year I decided to take the fifth graders up to a vacant classroom and have a first hand look at the scenery. 

Here are some of the results.  We sketched on 8.5 x 11 paper and enlarged the main lines to 12 x 18 paper in 3 class periods.  For 3-4 more class periods we were in the regular art room (out of view of the scenery).  The budding landscape artists finished out the scene by choosing a season and completed the look in charcoal, chalk, oil pastel and watercolor. 
Kaitlyn's Summer View

Grace's Winter View

Brandon's Autum Night View

 It is a project that is sure to become a tradition in our building because of the unique perspective of being so close to the real landscape feature. 

Jacob's Bluff with Abstract Rock Formations
Spring on Grandad's by Lane

Ground Level Viewpoint
photo taken from classroom and edited with i pad

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