Students in 1st grade created bright and beautiful landscape collages recently. This was a fun lesson exploring texture painting and landscape art that shows space.
We spent our first class making painted paper. Students were told that we would use this paper next week to make a collage. Everyone enjoyed creating textures by using different brushstrokes, patterns, and texture combs.
The following week we discussed the word "landscape". We would be making landscape collages featuring houses, hills, water, and sky. We learned that we could use special techniques to create space in our landscapes (such as overlapping the houses). We also learned that houses farther away from us would appear smaller in size.
Our painted paper was cut up and shared at each table for creating houses - squares, rectangles, and triangles were helpful shapes to keep in mind. We used green construction paper to make hills, using zig-zag or wavy lines as we cut. Students glued down their hills and houses onto blue paper, and were encouraged to use the tricks we had discussed to show space.
We finished our artwork using sharpie markers to add details like windows, doors, and even people. We also added wavy lines to our water using crayon and white clouds using a sponge painting technique.
Below are some finished examples of our landscape collages:
|David (Ms. DeFabritiis)|
|Eric (Ms. Hager)|
|Sophia (Ms. DeFabritiis)|
|Julie (Ms. Hager)|
|Roshni (Ms. Hager)|
|Suren (Ms. Hager)|
|Lila (Ms. DeFabritiis)|
|Lukas (Ms. DeFabritiis)|