Made by students of grade 5
- black construction paper
- black oil pastels
- soft pastels
Show several hillsides and discuss what you see: light/shadow, depth, overlapping, colours, pointed/rolling.
Students draw with pencil a simplified hillside on the black sheet. In the blogpost 'Peaks and Valleys' a step by step explanation how to draw this. Give students a maximum of 5 minutes for this part of the lesson, to prevent them of drawing all kinds of details.
Trace the pencil lines with black oil pastel. Colour the hills and sky using chalk pastels. Color and mix, smear and blend until you're satisfied. Be sure the difference can be seen between the light-iluminated parts of the hills and the parts that are in shadow.
Trace after coloring the black lines again if necessary. Fix the artwork with hairspray.