3D Landscapes

Understanding space – foreground, middle ground, background as well as overlapping can be quite challenging for elementary kids. This assignment aimed at demystifying the concepts through a fun project.

The students began by making an accordion fold from a strip of paper. They opened it out and cut a downward sloping line through it. This was then painted on both sides. This stage looked something like this.

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They started adding landscape elements keeping in mind the relative sizes and placements. They could draw these on a separate paper and paste them in place.

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When completed, they could see the overlapping and the different grounds together. They were thrilled to see their completed works.

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