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Landscape/Seascape painting is one of the most popular field trips art projects at the Museum. Have your students explore outside, look at photographs of nature, or just use their imagination to create a scene of their own.

Students are encouraged to sketch out a design first on a piece of paper, and then on their canvas. This way they can plan out placements of things and can experiment with space and perspective.

There are four areas in both a landscape and a seascape that make the paintings look more realistic and three dimensional.

By incorporating the above into their composition, students will be creating the illusion of space. Space will make their two dimensional canvas appear to be more three dimensional and natural.

For older students who are up for the challenge, have them incorporate the following steps into their composition for the illusion of depth!

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