Evening Forest Perspective Paintings

Using previous knowledge on creating shades of blue and perspective, students first used a blue and white paint palette to create shades of blue to create their evening sky. 

First they added white,  little by little to their blue, creating tints of blue, to form each ring starting with blue only from the outside edge. The center was left white to act as the moon in their sky.

Once their painting was dry, students painted cone shapes for trees with black tempera paint.

Branches were then added using smaller brushes and final details (smaller branches and a bird) were then added on the last day with black sharpie.

Optical Ilusions

Sixth graders learned about Optical Illusions.  We created these simple designs, by dividing our paper into 12 sections and drawing lines that curved in opposite directions in each section. 

Students then created a color pattern within their “stripes” and shaded the outside edges of their stripes, to create the illusion of the sections curving outward.

Then we use a black colored pencil in the white areas to create shading and shadows, and a white colored pencil in the black areas to create highlights.


In our first day of class with the 6th grade we did a self-portrait. We learnt what a self-portrait means and we had to draw in our glasses something what we like the most.

These are the results!