Trees And Beyond

Grade 2

Linda Pfisterer, Art Specialist

Students examine Van Gogh paintings of landscapes paying particular attention to near and far. They learn that size and placement of trees are important to show perspective. After learning to draw basic tree forms, students create a landscape that shows perspective using markers and oil pastels.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. use the paintings of Van Gogh as motivation for an oil pastel drawing.
  2. make a line drawing of the spruce tree and the birch tree with a black marker.
  3. show near and far with page placement and size of trees.
  4. use oil pastels and blending techniques to create new colors and enrich their drawings.