Ok, Winter is coming and the painting of pine trees. I do a painting lesson with my middle school by working with the fan brush. In 6th grade I introduce the pine tree. Before this they have used the fan brush to create grass and fun little things with the fan brush. It s a favorite, but only get them out every once in awhile.
I play this video for 6-8 grade about how to create a fan brush pine tree. For 6th grade it’s an introduction and for the 7th & 8th a review.
We start winter landscapes at the end of November. If I didn’t, with all the Christmas stuff going on they would never get them done by Christmas.
6th grade creates a basic tempera paint pine tree landscape painting.
7th grade creates a 4 piece card set the theme is pine trees done in four different ways. Choices 4 different art materials, colors or seasons.
8th pushes a little farther and creates an acrylic winter scene, they may choose a pine tree calendar page to work from and a 4x4” canvas.
They love these as Christmas gifts.