2 In 3rd grade/ Landscape

Rocky Mountains


The fabulous book, WOW America, is a huge inspiration for this project of the Rocky Mountains. Students in 5th grade drew out their mountainous landscapes and added various details. They started with the mountains then finished at the bottom with lodges and cabins.


Students then painted in shapes with tempera paint starting with the lightest colors and continuing to the darkest colors. Students were constantly mixing colors and creating beautiful tints! During the third class session, students added oil pastel texture and  outlined with black tempera to complete the project.

Supplies: 12 x 18 drawing paper, tempera paints, oil pastels, small and large brushes

Another landscape project from the west: Here is the Grand Canyon Project that Patty over at Deep Space Sparkle has done with her students! Here are my students art work inspired by Patty. I just love this project don’t you?



Keep on creating!



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    Patty Palmer
    October 28, 2011 at 1:06 am

    You know I love everything you do! Beautiful, my friend!

  • Reply
    October 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Aww Thanks Patty~ 🙂

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