The students looked at various
sky and sea paintings ranging from the 19th Century European JMW
Turner and John Constable to Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. The children drew
a horizon line to separate the sea from sky, added land and then painted in
tempera. They chose the weather and time of day for their scenes. Afterward we studied
lighthouses, taking note of their shape and construction. The children each
drew a lighthouse to add to their scene along with boats and other exciting objects.