Autumn Tree Studies


5L tree studies shown together. I loved how each students personality and unique use of mark making came out in these. 

Our 5th Graders have been busy studying trees! This lesson has easily become one of my favorites. My fifth graders would agree they have loved watching their trees take shape.


I love the expressive use of line in Maggie and Annabel’s tree studies! 

Students began their drawings by blocking in the shapes of their trees. They then began adding details through the texture of their trunk, branches, and leaves. We added value through the use of charcoal and chalk pastels. While we were drawing our trees in art, 5th graders were also exploring autumn trees in Music. After going on a nature walk, students wrote about what they saw, heard, and felt.  I can’t wait to show you our 5th graders poems and drawings on display together.

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