Students in 6th grade art learned about the history of landscapes, as well as how the subject of landscapes in art changed as society changed. The elements of landscape art including foreground, middle and background were explored in addition to how to create the illusion of distance. These multi-layered landscapes were then filled in with a variety of zentangles.
Zentangles are similar to doodles and require the artist to be creative with lines and shapes. Each zentangle is done in permanent ink, therefore “mistakes” simply become a new variation within the design. Completed designs were water-colored utilizing various watercolor techniques learned in class.