Take a journey through art with Sharon Jeffus! In this lesson, you’ll take to the sea to discover how master artists like Winslow Homer used value and texture to create high-contrast seascapes. You’ll copy Homer’s “A Fishing Schooner,” then create a dramatic storm scene. Wrap it up by making sea creatures from terra cotta clay.

Element of Art:

Art Appreciation:
Winslow Homer

High Contrast Values with Charcoal

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We can’t wait to see your creativity!