Inspiration for this lesson came from art teacher Kristin Howell, in the New Albany Plain Local Schools. Thanks for sharing, Kristin!
Fifth Grade Perspective Trees
Fifth graders are learning about life cycles in their science curriculum, so we reviewed why deciduous trees change color and drop leaves in the fall -they stop producing chlorophyll and die as the tree goes into a winter resting state. We also learned about some artist techniques to show perspective- liner placement (things lower on the page appear closer to the viewer) and relative size (larger objects appear closer to the viewer. We used these skills and sponge painting, oil pastels, and water colors to create these unique tree pieces. Enjoy!
MA Arts Curriculum Frameworks: 1.1 Use a variety of materials and media, 1.3 Use appropriate vocabulary related to methods, materials, and techniques. 2.3 Explore the use of texture in 2D works. 2.6 demonstrate an understanding of foreground, middle ground, and background. 2.4 Explore the use of space and forms in 2D works.