Grade 3 – Observation Drawing – Inspired by Grandma Moses


Third graders have been exploring a variety of drawing types to prepare for a drawing inspired by the painter Grandma Moses. Grandma Moses was a self taught painter, who started painting when she was in her late 70’s.  She often times painted landscapes that included people participating in activities. These paintings were often a combination of observation, memory, and imagination, and third graders are exploring those types of drawings while creating their landscapes.

To learn more about and explore observation drawing we took a class session to draw the landscapes details outside our classroom door. Everyone did a really great job staying engaged, especially considering it was recess for another grade level!

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