Inspired by Japanese art and culture, F.E. Bellows Elementary School third graders created their own drawings in art teacher Trisha Appel’s class. They studied the different art styles from Japan, as well as the natural environment, and reviewed concepts on creating space and depth.
“Students drew bamboo branches up close in the foreground and created Japanese-style pagodas in the background on their horizon line,” Appel said. “To finish off their projects, they learned about value and colored in their work using value in different areas to make their drawings look more realistic.”