Art for Stars
Neabsco Elementary, Mrs. Fortune
Welcome to my S’mores lesson page with art lessons and fun activities you can do at home. You will learn about a theme and create as many artworks as you wish!
Don’t forget to send me a picture of your creation at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Don’t forget to check the inspiration section at the bottom with cool and different ideas for being creative with the theme of the week.
* Learn *
In this lesson you will learn all about CITYSCAPES. Cityscapes are landscapes that show mostly buildings or a city. are really just landscapes, but they have mostly buildings. They still have a foreground, middle ground, and background, but the horizon line is sometimes called a skyline. The yellow line in the next picture shows the skyline.
Did you know...A person who designs buildings is a type of artist known as an ARCHITECT? To be an architect, you have to know about math, science AND art!
Cityscape Artwork by Famous Artists
Your turn: Ready, set, CREATE!
* DIRECTIONS *
All artwork can be drawn using any drawing utensil-pencil, crayon, marker – but a pencil is best to use first if you can.
Draw Large!!! Fill the space of your page, not matter the size.
Remember to DRAW LIGHTLY so you can erase if needed!!!
If you want to add color, use any medium you have at home- Crayon, marker, paint, etc.
Don’t for get to send a picture of your artwork to Mrs. Fortune at
Be sure to check the “inspiration” section at the bottom for more ideas because you don't always have to draw to make art!!!
Most importantly, HAVE FUN!
If you can draw a rectangle, square, and triangle, you can draw a city!!! You can use the picture of shapes in the lesson above for a reference to help you....but dont' copy it exactly! Do your own thing.
On your paper, draw big, tall rectangles that are connected or touching. Start and end each at the bottom of your page. You can add smaller rectangles, squares, and triangles to the tops to make them all different! Add windows and doors and you are finished!
Using size and placement to make buildings look like they are getting farther away. Draw a diagonal line from the left lower edge of your paper to an upper right edge. Draw small square at the top and a tall rectangle at the bottom- both will go all the way to the top edge of your paper. Now add buildings all in between those whose top goes almost to the edge of the paper. Don’t forget to add windows and doors using the geometric shapes.
How to Draw a City
Drawing references - Details of window, doors, and textures
Videos and More!
Below you will find several types of videos...and more!
There are draw-along videos you can use to create a cityscape of your own. Some go quickly. You may pause them as you need so you have time to draw.There is a read-aloud for you to enjoy - Iggy Peck, Architect.
And, at the bottom is a special downloadable pattern to cut, glue or tape, and make your own city sculpture!!
Story Time Read Along
Inspiration! More Ways to make a Cityscape
Keep in Touch
Dena Fortune, Art Specialist
Don't hesitate to email me with any questions or even if you just want to say hello.
Don't forget to send a picture of your creations. If you build something, take a picture of that, too.
I can't wait to see what you're making!