In this lesson, we will study beautiful horses—a popular subject in art. So far in this series, we’ve studied the elements of art: line, shape and texture. We will introduce the fourth element of art in this lesson: color. First, we’ll look at paintings by expressionist master artist Franz Marc, and learn how he interpreted horses and colors in nature. Then we’ll use the elements of art, line, shape and color to create our own pictures. In Project 1, we’ll draw and paint a color wheel horse. In Project 2, we’ll continue using color to draw and color a rainbow horse with an expressionist style landscape.

Element of Art:

Art Appreciation:
Franz Marc

Mixed Media

Art Supplies used in this lesson:

Have artwork of your own to share from this lesson?

It’s simple to share! Take a picture, upload it to a photo sharing site (like Flickr), then post a link in the comments below.

We can’t wait to see your creativity!