Lesson Plan

Atmospheric Perspective Watercolor Painting

How do artists create the illusion of depth and distance on a flat surface? Young landscape painters explore techniques like color saturation and detail placement that create atmospheric perspective.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Post completed landscapes and conduct a gallery walk
Pros
  • Includes a lists of tips for working with watercolor paints
  • A link is provided to landscape images from the San Diego Museum of Art
  • Step-by-step directions for creating a landscape are provided
  • Suggestions for respectful responses to another's work are included

 

Cons
  • None