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Parts of a Landscape

Grades 2-12

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Video Lesson Steps

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Watch Intro video:

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Create your artwork!  Options:

Design your own landscape (or seascape or cityscape!)



Follow a step-by-step guide

(5 scenes available,

vary as you wish!)


Make a folding landscape

(vary as  you wish!)

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You are done!



Meet Bob Ross!

As a creator and host of 'The Joy of Painting', Bob Ross painted many, many landscapes.  Pick and skim through some of his videos to watch his landscape magically develop.  Plus, he is famous for his soft voice and phrases he tended to repeat while painting...for instance:

"Let's add some happy little trees."

"It's the imperfections that make something beautiful, that's what makes it different and unique from everything else."

"Ever make mistakes in life? Let's make them birds. Yeah, they're birds now."

Suggested Supplies

Paper, pencil, something to color with (markers, colored pencils, or crayons),  black marker (or pencil or crayon)

Project Description

Learn about Landscapes and variations like Seascapes and Cityscapes.  Landscapes often are big views of natural scenery, but they can include buildings, people and animals too.   But the land (or sea or city) is the star of the picture.  Some parts of a landscape include the Foreground, Middle Ground, and Background.  Things in the foreground are closer so they are bigger and more detailed than the background.  Students are invited to create their own landscape.  They can design their own (just go for it!), or they can follow some step-by-step instructions to help get them started.  For 2-12 there is an additional option of a folding landscape.