One of the easiest ways to teach drawing landscapes is through this simple activity of dividing the page into two and creating above and below the line. With this autumn tree you have the opportunity to create with a ton of color. What I find so lovely about living in Virginia is just how colorful the Spring Trees are. Having lived most of the life in Arizona, seeing these delights feels like I am in a Dream land.
This lesson can be created with crayons if you want to keep it simple and as always you have the ability to challenge more advanced students by inviting them to create shadows and vary the mood in the sky.
I have a fun art video that builds on color and also includes a message on self esteem - hope you enjoy it!