Landscape and other related art (seascapes, riverscapes, cityscapes, and so on) represent many of the illustrations or paintings of outdoor scenery. Natural in setting, landscapes often focus on features such as mountains, trees, plants, or rivers. This environment-oriented content makes for an excellent way to introduce your child to the artistic process.
In this activity, invite your child to capture the world around her with this outdoor scene clay scape that will let her explore clay in a very different way than what she may be familiar with. This activity encourages and supports creative development and critical thinking skills.
What You Need:
- Sturdy paper background such as cardboard or a side of a recycled box
- Modeling clay in a variety of natural colors like blue, brown, green, yellow, and white
- Household objects to be used as clay tools like popsicle sticks, plastic spoons, or pencils sides