Grant Wood Landscapes
The 3rd graders learned about the Mid-western artist, Grant Wood, as they painted landscapes and printed with a variety of small gadgets. We learned about Wood’s famous painting, American Gothic, and that the people who posed for this portrait were really his sister and his dentist. We learned that Grant Wood is from Iowa and we learned where Iowa is located - just south -west of Wisconsin. By looking at his landscape paintings of small towns and the countryside of Iowa, we learned about the parts of our painting called the horizon line, foreground and background.
Cabin in the Woods and Snow Activities