Winter Landscape Art Project for your Classroom with Printable Art Lesson Plans
Winter is almost here so to inspire your students, I will provide you with a simple yet effective Winter Tree Landscape art lesson to get kids exploring art making mediums with simple strategies to create an art project featuring winter evergreen trees. Read on to find the steps for creating and the full art lesson and downloadable PDF lesson plan and worksheets.
Materials and Hook for the Art Lesson
For this art lesson, you will need a piece of cardstock or thick paper. First, you need something to draw with such as a black colored pencil or wax crayon and Watercolor paints OR Tempera Paint Cakes.
Begin the lesson with hooking your students on the lesson. You can click here and follow the full video art lesson and create an example to show your students or you can start off with a classroom discussion and ask them a question: “What do we see during winter?” “How is winter different from other seasons?” “What does a landscape look like during winter?” Record all their answers on chart paper or on the board.
Next, you can explain you will be creating an artwork of a winter landscape.
Step 1: Draw the first part of the tree
Start the artwork by drawing the first part of the first tree. Add ruffles along the bottom of each layer as this will stay white to appear like snow. Model drawing it large or show them the full video art lesson that you can watch by clicking here.
Step 2: Finish the First Tree and add a Snow Drift
Add the bottom of the first tree, the tree trunk, and a snow drift below.
Add two dots on either side where you will add the second and third tree.
Step 3: Add Remaining Tree Details and other Choice Winter Elements
Draw two more trees, slightly smaller and have the, overlap the first tree (so they appear to be behind the first tree) to create the illusion of depth or space in the 2D landscape.
Add choice winter landscape artwork details to your own artwork to make each artwork individual.
Step 4: Paint the Winter Trees and Background
Finally, paint your winter evergreen trees (leaving the snow white) and paint in the background to complete the artwork.
Watch the FULL Art Lesson and Get the Downloadable Lesson Plan & Worksheets
If you would like to watch a full video art lesson to learn how to make this art lesson or have access to it to show your students AND the Downloadable Lesson Plan, Step-By-Step handout, Rubric and reflection (in PDF format), then make sure you click here or the image below and you can grab the full art lesson FOR FREE!
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