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K, 1  

Title – Landscapes
By – Stephanie Slatner
Primary Subject – Art
Grade Level – K-1


Number of Students: 25


National Content Standard – 3. Students choose and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas. 3a. Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art.         

Discipline Area:

Art History


A landscape is a painting or drawing of nature.

Structure of Knowledge:

  • Cognitive: The student will be able to define and explain characteristics of a landscape, and be able to recognize it from other genres. The student will organize their ideas and come up with a well thought out artwork that is carefully drawn and displayed.
  • Affective: The student will create a work about something he/she has done in their life and show personal meaning within their art.                                                           
  • Activity: The students are going to create a landscape drawing of “doing something” or an activity drawing showing something they might do in a particular season.

Tools; Special Equipment; Supplies:

  • Construction Paper
  • Colored paper to draw on depending on season
    (white, orange, yellow, or blue)
  • Crayons
  • Glue


  • Landscape – A painting or drawing of nature
  • Horizon Line – line where the land meets with the sky
  • Background – top of artwork shows continuation of space
  • Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring

Lesson Design:

  • Anticipatory Set/Motivation:
    Talk about what a landscape is. Student will be shown works by Pissarro and Seurat and talk about what attributes make each landscape of a different season and how we can tell what season that is. We will also talk about a horizon line and drawing people so they look like they are on the land. We will make a short list for each season of a few words that help us remember what we saw in the landscapes.  
  • Modeling/Demonstration:
    Show the student to start with a horizon line in light crayon, then drawing the sky and the people or whatever they decide to have in their picture. Show them the way we are going to matte the pieces and that we are going to write what season they drew on the bottom of their artwork.
  • Checks for Understanding:
    What are we going to do first? Where should the horizon line be? Should your paper be vertical or horizontal? If we don’t know how to spell our season where can we look?
  • Guided Practice/Independent Practice:
    Students will be dismissed from the carpet as they come up with their idea, and they will be allowed to go to their seats to start their drawing hoping to weed out everyone having the same thing. They will be given a specific color of paper for the season they choose, YELLOW (Summer), BLUE (Spring), ORANGE (Fall), WHITE (Winter). I will go around and give them ideas on how to make their drawing more detailed.


Collection of Glue and Crayons.


We will look at a few of the students work and I will cover up the season at the bottom, and as a class we will try to guess what season they were drawing. Talk about what a landscape is again and how they are important.

Time Flow: 45 Minutes Total

Motivation 5 minutes
Demonstration 3 minutes
Check for Understanding 3 minutes
Artistic Activity 25 minutes
Cleanup 3 minutes
Closure, Summation 6 minutes

Back-up Lesson:

Students can draw a picture of a faraway place they have been.

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