4th grade- Landscape Paintings

The 4th grade is studying Grant Wood and his landscape paintings. A landscape is an artwork that shows mostly land. It has four parts. Objects, like a far away tree, can be on the horizon line and in the background. What happens to objects as they appear farther away?


Now, onto our artist, Grant Wood:

  •  What do you notice about Grant Wood’s painting style?
  • Do his landscapes look just like a photograph, or different? How?
  • Can you find the foreground, middleground, background, and horizon line in his landscapes below?

Let’s create some landscapes.  You can add people and animals, too.

Here’s the rubric, look at the level 4 goals:

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 7.57.43 PM  Steps: (Of course, your art will be on paper!)