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9 In 5th grade/ Landscape

Mountain Landscapes

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Deep in the country of Mexico lies the Sierra Madre Mountain range.  While preparing for our Fine Arts Festival  -The Mexican Marketplace and Tropical Rainforest-my 5th grade students created these beautiful mountain landscapes that included at least 3 landscape details. 
DETAILS
such as: horizon line, foreground with trees and plants, middle ground with hills, smaller trees, rivers or streams, and background with mountains, sky etc.

Mountain Landscapes

SKETCH
First, students used pencils to sketch out their drawings, 

PAINT
next they painted with tempera paints, I brought out the egg cartons filled with lots of colors

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students started with the warm colors first
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then continued painting with the cool colors

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It is all in the details…
Some added cabins with snow capped mountains,  
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while others added streams and rivers, 

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OUTLINE
once the vibrant landscape paintings were dried, 
students outlined all the details with black tempera paint
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out

 

 TEXTURE
lastly, oil pastels were added for texture
 
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ADMIRE

I love seeing the beautiful colors hanging in the hallway…

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MATERIALS
12 x 18 sulphite paper
premium tempera paint
brushes thin and wide
oil pastels

these materials are all you need to create beautiful mountain landscapes! Create and Enjoy!

Laura

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    diditeach
    March 28, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Just stunning !!

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    Shanna
    March 28, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Beautiful! The paint colors are so vibrant. What brand of paint is this?

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    Paintedpaper
    March 28, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I have been using Dick Blick premium tempera paints this year. They are more expensive but last a long time and are opaque in coverage. I also mix my own colors to get various tint and shades.

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    Joe
    March 28, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Fantastic! I really like the variety across the responses with their individual details and colour : )

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    Phyl
    March 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    They are just lovely! I like giving just warm colors to start, like you did, and then the cool after. I prevents everything from turning to mud, and kept their colors so rich and lively. Fabulous!

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    Beth
    March 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I love how bright your colors are!!

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    Mrs. C
    March 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Beautiful! They look stunning hanging together! The colors are gorgeous! 🙂

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    Sarah Winchell
    April 3, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I love using art in my classroom. I'm an integration queen (have to be because it is so important to me) I would love to share this post on my blog.
    Please let me know if that is OK.
    All my best & your newest follower!
    Sarah
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    I Dream of First Grade

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    Paintedpaper
    April 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Sure, That is why I share! 🙂

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