This is a lovely Spring project I found on the "Kids Artists" blog:
It's a one-point perspective lesson using the famous Dutch tulip fields.
I like any perspective lessons that aren't streets or city scenes.
So I had my Grade 6 students draw a horizon line and then put a dot or the vanishing point somewhere along the line. Using a ruler, they drew the fields. Then they drew in a traditional windmill and trees, bushes, etc. along the horizon line.
Instead of using only marker, I had the kids use the marker watercolour technique which I like so much.
They outline each section with a marker...
Then use a wet brush and blend over the marker.
It bleeds and spreads and creates a wash of transparent colour.
They painted the skies with tempera discs.
They could add details on top and those would dissolve to give the illusion of flower fields.
Thanks to Jacquelien at Kids Artists for the pretty project idea!
My bulletin board display: