Textured Landscapes

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***Editor's Note: Thank you to the lovely Emma Hessel for writing this post. Emma is an admin over on our Relief Teaching Ideas Community Facebook Group. She is always sharing fantastic ideas and things that she has used in the classroom. I loved the Textured Landscapes that she shared on the Group page and she very kindly agreed to write up how she does them in the classroom.*** This is one of my favourite art lessons! I originally saw this idea here. Textured landscape drawings are lots of fun, and can be quite relaxing. I've used this lesson across several year levels. The drawings above were created by a year 5/6 class, and those below were kindergarten! Textured landscape drawing is a perfect art lesson for relief teachers as it only requires minimal materials - A4 paper and coloured markers. Usually students will have their own set of textas, or

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Rainbow Squiggle Line Drawing

By Emma Hessel When I saw this idea on Relief Teaching Ideas, I just had to try it in the art room! The beauty of this activity is that it’s adaptable to most year levels. I’ve delivered this lesson to students between year 1 and 6 with success. The younger years may not be able to achieve quite the same impact as years 5 or 6, but they sure give it a red hot go! I start this lesson by telling the children we will be doing a line drawing, and show them my own drawing I had prepared earlier. Their faces light up as they take in the psychedelic colours and patterns produced by a simple squiggle! Students only need an A4 piece of paper and a marker to draw their squiggle, followed by twistable crayons or pencils for the colouring. I demonstrate the technique on the board, drawing

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