Creating Depth

With Bonnie Kelso

Lesson Plan

Grades 1-3

“Creating Depth” is a two-part lesson. In the first part I will explain each term as I show examples of images that use background, middle ground, and foreground to create depth. Together we will create a simple drawing with hills and trees to solidify understanding of each plane. Next I will discuss the use of grayscales and color temperatures to increase depth.

Materials: Color construction paper or found paper, white copy paper, scissors, scotch tape, pencil, crayons or colored pencils, white school glue or glue stick, magazine (optional), small found cardboard box