MIXED MEDIA LANDSCAPE – Group of Seven, Colour

Students use Crayola No-Run glue, watercolour paint and coloured pencils to create an original landscape painting inspired by the Canadian Group of Seven.

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MIXED MEDIA LANDSCAPE – Group of Seven, Colour


  • Crayola Watercolour Paints
  • Crayola Coloured Pencils - 24 Count
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Washable No-Run Glue
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels


Step 1
  1. Select several photos to work with.
  2. Practice drawing the images in your sketchbook or on paper.
  3. Choose one sketch to use for your painting.
Step 2
  1. Use your chosen sketch as a guide.
  2. Draw the trees, hills and bushes with Crayola No-Run glue.
  3. Allow the glue to dry overnight.
Step 3
  1. Use warm and cool colours of watercolour paint to fill in the land and sky.
  2. Use complementary colours, for example, blue and orange.
  3. Once the paint is dry, use coloured pencils to add detail to the landscape.
  4. Choose a variety of each colour, for example, light, medium and dark blues.
Step 4
  1. Mix at least three analogous colours in each section to achieve rich textures.
Step 5
  1. Use contrast and bold strokes of colour to add emphasis.
  2. View your work from a distance to see it with fresh eyes.
    - How is it like a Group of Seven painting?
    - Where do you see warm and cool colours?
    - How does the use of coloured pencils contribute to the effectiveness of the work?
    - What do you like best about this work? Why?
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