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dolvinartknight.blogspot.com · Nov 12, 2015

Winter landscapes by 1st grade - one day project



I needed a quick winter themed artwork for a holiday card deadline and thank goodness for the great ideas at McLean Magnet ES found on Artsonia - I knew their landscapes would be a nice inspiration for my first graders, who learned about creating space in a landscape through size and placement choices. First we sketched in the hills and bare branched trees, and added a moon and a few footprints in the snow. Next, we painted colorful skies to contrast with the hills of white snow and topped it off with some snowflake spots using the back end of our watercolor brushes. Sometimes simple is all you need for just the right look!






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