Thursday, January 31, 2013

One-Point Perspective Spooky Landscapes

 My example on light paper

My example on black paper

I know! My students were quick to point out that it wasn't October. But I have been doing quite a bit of animal themed projects lately and I was inspired by this wonderful One Point Perspective Lesson from SmART Class and this lesson by Shine Brite Zamorano inspired by this artwork . My students chose between black or light colored construction paper to set their mood. I used Natalie's incredibly helpful guidelines to help the children set up their landscape. Chalk pastel was used to set the atmosphere for sky, ground, roads, and shadows. Oil pastel was used for the trees. The trickiest part for the kids seemed to be making those first trees in the foreground Large and working down from there.It is a bit advance for younger children, but they did a great job! These were created by children 6-9. More to post!


  1. Wow these are Great , Jenna missed a good one..

  2. Mary - These remind me a bit of the painting, "Scream" (only with trees)!! Kids did a great job of blending the pastels and making the road look shadowy.

  3. Mary, I love how they added the shadows of the trees to these!! Very cool!

  4. Mary these are great! I was thinking, what a fabulous idea and then I saw you worte that my project inspired you! LOL that made me smile! You come up with the greatest projects! I love the tree shadows too! My students still alsways ask to do the moonscape with fireflies you invented!!

    1. Thanks Natalie! The feeling is mutual; you have Great art lesson ideas! :)

  5. oops I was informed Jenna is in the process of completing , my family tells me

  6. Beautiful results.
    Your students did a fantastic job.


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