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|