top of page

Layered Landscapes

Last term in Art, Year 4 were learning about the element of space. Our focus vocabulary was foreground, midground and background. We learnt that objects in the background were often lighter and smaller, whereas if the object was in the foreground it was darker and larger. The children learnt that where an object or a person is shown to be bigger in the foreground and smaller in the background to create an illusion of space it is known as foreshortening. The children then set about creating their own layered landscapes; focusing on creating a large object in the foregound and to include smaller objects and details in the background. The children used cardboard and oil pastels to create their masterpieces. The children showed lots of determination and perseverance to get a solid block of colour with the oil pastels. I am sure you will agree they have done an amazing job! Well done Year 4!


bottom of page