This is a chalk pastel landscape lesson I did in conjunction with the Grade 4 Social Studies teacher at my school. They study geographical regions in our province as part of their curriculum. In art, students chose a region to develop into a landscape. They needed to include a background, middle ground and foreground. We used one of my favourite techniques: clear glue on black construction paper. Students needed about 4-40 minute periods to complete these.
On day one, students chose a landscape region- I printed out reference photos for them from the Internet.
I also projected a slideshow of different landscape photos onto my flat screen tv (which I looooove).
Students drew their landscape, in pencil, on 12 x 18" black construction paper.
Then they outlined all their pencil lines using Elmer's clear glue. I prefer clear glue, as opposed to white glue, for this technique. I will say, though, that these glue bottles are tough for little hands to squeeze- they're quite rigid, at least mine are.
Let these dry flat overnight.
Then students coloured them in using chalk pastels. My students either LOVE or HATE chalk pastels!! I love how you can blend with them and easily go over any 'mistakes'. I hate how messy they are!! I demonstrated how to mix colours and use white to create highlights and extra realism.
Grade 4 results: