Sunday, October 10, 2010

Flower Field Perspective

This is a lesson in basic one-point perspective that I found at http://kidsartists.blogspot.com. I loved the choice of subject matter to create a colorful and stunning image. The children created a landscape image of Holland (home to famous artists like Van Gogh and Rembrandt) by drawing a horizon line and vanishing point. Long rows of tulips, hyacinth and daffodils were colored with oil pastels. Silhouettes of windmills and farmland were added to the horizon line in black.




One of my classes took some very interesting turns. Some students followed the lesson as explained, but we always talk about using artistic license! So one student asked if she could create her landscape as a night scene. I said yes, as long as she could utilize several colors. Another wanted to do a night scene in the winter. We then talked about how the landscape would change in the wintertime. For example, there wouldn't be any flowers! But her idea didn't falter and she created an interesting multi-colored scene as well. I love how she made a smoking chimney to keep the farmers warm. Sometimes you just can't forsee what kids will want to do with a lesson. Hurray for their vision!

4 comments:

Janie B said...

Ya gotta love their creativity!

sleepyhead designs studio said...

Putting this one away to try-wonderful lesson!

Jacquelien said...

Nice to see this lesson back here! What a good idea to choose a night landscape!

dmasse said...

nice. a good way to introduce depth through one point perspective and diminishing size. i love the intense coloring in the 1st one!