Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bridge Scapes, 3rd grade

I am very excited to share these beautiful mixed media landscapes focusing on famous bridges. Students learned about using a horizon line and showing space with size changes and line directions. We used a combination of Sharpie, watercolor and oil pastel on construction paper. Thanks so much to this article at Arts and Activities magazine (which I found on Pinterest) for the inspiration!

Here is a handout for the students to practice their drawings in our sketchbooks before starting final copies:


  1. What a great lesson! The art work is beautiful! The pieces look like the students enjoyed creating them! :)

  2. Love the expressive colors and bridge details in these!

  3. What a great lesson.
    I love the colors and lines.

  4. Love this lesson: the explosion of colors and the solid lines and shapes of the bridge. I've done many building lessons but rarely bridges. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I will be trying this today! I'll let you know how it goes :)


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