Take a journey through art with Sharon Jeffus! In this lesson, you’ll learn about two basic elements of art: value and texture. Check out some master works of art by the great German-American artist Albert Bierstadt. Learn underpainting techniques to create atmospheric perspective using acrylic paints, wipes, and brushes. Work on two projects: a mountain scene with trees, and a beach with a palm tree.

Element of Art:

Art Appreciation:
Albert Bierstadt

Acrylics & brushes
Creating atmospheric perspective with value and texture

Have artwork of your own to share from this lesson?

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We can’t wait to see your creativity!