3D Landscapes | Free Family Funday | December 2023

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This month, we will be creating 3D landscapes using markers and folded paper. By doing this craft, we will be learning the three elements that typically make up a landscape painting: Background, Middleground, and Foreground. When looking at a landscape painting, the parts that look furthest away are the background. The parts in the middle, that don’t look the furthest away but aren’t right at the front are the middle-ground. Anywhere in the painting that looks so close, with the most detail, is the foreground! Think of it this way: if you were to step into the painting, where would you be standing? That’s typically the foreground! Now, let’s make some landscape artworks in those three parts!


Thick 11x17" paper e.g. tabloid/ledger cardstock
Markers or paints

Scan the QR Code for video instructions!

Start by folding you paper into vertical thirds.
Unfold your paper to stop any bleed-through. Start by drawing your foreground into the bottom 1/3 of your far right rectangle you made when folding.
Flip the paper over and draw your middleground up to the top 1/3 of your paper.
Flip the paper over again and draw your background over the entire rectangle.
Cut out the excess white paper that is left above your foreground and middleground.



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