Lines and Landscapes

One of our learning objectives is studying Lines and the Elements of Art.  I wanted a simple line project that incorporated many different types of lines while also reinforcing landscapes, the other big learning objective in art. We examined various lines, how to create them, and I created a simple handout for the students to refer to, which you can download here.


With a pencil, create various areas of landscapes, background, middle ground and foreground. Then various lines were added in those areas, especially in the foreground. After all the lines were drawn out, trace over pencil lines with a sharpie or permanent marker.

Step Two

Grab some paint brushes and add color.

I love these connector sets from Faber Castell. So easy to use and they produce such vivid colors.

Let dry.

We discussed the use of various colors and blending techniques with the paints.

These turned out so beautiful. I can’t wait to display these colorful masterpieces.

Keep on Creating!




  • Myda

    September 18, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    What paints are these?

    1. Laura

      September 19, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Faber Castell Connector Sets. They are like a tempera cake paint, just add water. 🙂

  • Jennifer

    September 22, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    These are gorgeous.

  • Maarit Gunnervall

    September 2, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you for great inspiration and for sharing the beautiful works and ideas!
    Kind greetings,
    Maarit Gunnervall

  • Leslie Hawes

    July 9, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    I am looking at ways to bring art projects in to my AIG middle school classroom. I am required to integrate into the the core subjects. Do you have ideas on how to weave that in, but have the activity focus on the art?

    1. Laura

      July 11, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      I would start by creating an art lesson then finding literature, science and math to connect to the lessons. Once you get into the habit it becomes second nature. 🙂

  • jason wright

    August 18, 2021 at 7:52 am

    What an amazing and fun project! Thank you for much for sharing with us!

  • caleb

    May 15, 2024 at 10:33 am

    really nice projects

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