Studio Practices

Abstract Landscapes Inspired by Alma Thomas

Join Joel Scholten and use a grid system to create an abstract version of a realistic landscape image using paint. This activity is a great tie-in to artist Alma Thomas and can be adapted to use with other materials! Watch for tips on how to implement a lesson like this one in your art room. Check out FLEX Curriculum and discover more landscape artists.

This video was originally presented at the online NOW Conference. The NOW Conference is an online event for art educators to engage in community and gain inspiration, motivation, and in-classroom strategies.

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