"Skylines" A KS3 painting project exploring Aerial Perspective

This resource can be used for KS3 students. In art, especially painting, aerial perspective refers to the technique of creating an illusion of depth by depicting distant objects as paler, less detailed, and usually bluer than near objects.
When painting or drawing a landscape, it is important to pay attention to the change in value and colour of the composition as the eye moves from the foreground to the back of the scene. The difference in value is very important to create the impression of depth. Students will have studied perspective in KS2. Future learning will use the concept and painting skill taught in more advanced landscape painting projects. Skills; drawing accurately, mixing paints, applying paint with a variety of brushes to achieve different effects. Being Creative-using the imagination to create landscapes and places. Thinking, Decision-Making, making choices about the composition of the work and the colours and tones to be used.
Thinking, Problem-Solving, working out how to use the available resources to achieve the desired outcome.

Resources include a lesson plan and a Power Point Presentation which takes the class through the project, stage by stage.

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  • Skylines-lesson-plan.pdf
  • SKYLINES.pptx
  • The-Stages-PDF.pdf

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Created: Aug 6, 2018

Updated: Jan 26, 2020

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