Art Activity: Snow Landscape
Create a snowy landscape with items found around you!
Activity best for children age 2 and up
Landscape artists portray scenes in nature, such as forests, lakes, oceans, skies, and often weather. Snowy weather has inspired artists for centuries – Russian, Japanese, and French artists are just a few examples. Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898) painted Russian nature scenes in such great detail that they almost look like photographs. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) created a series of famous woodblocks of Mount Fuji in all seasons. And Claude Monet (1840-1926) practiced impressionism, or a way of painting one’s feelings about nature rather than a realistic depiction. This activity invites you to find things in nature that inspire a winter landscape. You can make your picture impressionistic, realistic, or abstract!
Materials You’ll Need:
Things from nature that inspire you
What is landscape art?
How can different artists depict landscapes?
Gather materials that inspire your nature landscape. Sticks, rocks, leaves, pinecones, and other items can represent anything you’d like.
Make a frame out of items you found in nature.
Place your items in your picture frame to create a landscape.
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Anywhere Artist by Nikki Slade Robinson