Element of Art: Space Art Lesson for Kids, How to Draw a Silly Landscape

Explore the Element of Art: Space with your favorite art mediums, such as felt markers and crayons, with this silly Landscape Art Lesson Drawing Tutorial. This is an easy to-do, hands on activity that kids can do at home or in the classroom to help them learn and understand the element of art: space. Let’s make art!

Explore the Element of Art: Space with your favorite art mediums, such as felt markers and crayons, with this silly Landscape Art Lesson Drawing Tutorial. This is an easy to-do, hands on activity that kids can do at home or in the classroom to help them learn and understand the element of art: space. Let's make art!

What is the Element of Art, Space?

Space is one of the seven elements of art that deals with the distance between, around, and in shapes, forms, colors, and line.

Space can be found in a landscape withing the foreground, middle ground, and background. Space can also be positive or negative.

Space helps you create depth in your art and uses the Principle of Design: Proportion, to help create the illusion of depth on your 2D surface.

Wikipedia states that Space refers “to the perspective (distance between and around) and proportion (size) between shapes and objects and how their relationship with the foreground or background is perceived.[3][7] There are different types of spaces an artist can achieve for different effect. Positive space refers to the areas of the work with a subject, while negative space is the space without a subject.[7] Open and closed space coincides with three-dimensional art, like sculptures, where open spaces are empty, and closed spaces contain physical sculptural elements.[7]

Silly Landscape Drawing Step-by-Step

First, use your pencil or favorite drawing art medium to draw a balloon animal floating and the foreground or landscape in the front of the drawing. In this tutorial, we are drawing a beaver in a mountain landscape.

Next, draw more of the same animal into the middle and background. Draw each one smaller and smaller to make it seem like they’re in the distance. This is how to create the illusion of depth in your paper.

Draw a horizon line across the top third of the page.

Next, draw the remainder of the landscape on your paper.

Color the animals with your favorite coloring medium. Beneath each animal, shade the ground to make it seem like they’re levitating or floating above the ground.

Finally, finish your art piece with your favorite art mediums!


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Explore the Element of Art: Space with your favorite art mediums, such as felt markers and crayons, with this silly Landscape Art Lesson Drawing Tutorial. This is an easy to-do, hands on activity that kids can do at home or in the classroom to help them learn and understand the element of art: space. Let's make art!

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