Last updated: October 8, 2015
“You Can Practically Smell the Light” -- Hudson River School Landscapes through the Eyes of Young People
- Grade Level:
- Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
- Literacy and Language Arts
Students will make detailed observations and create two artistic images, one realistic and other abstract, based on a landscape painting's most important features. They will reflect on their chosen painting and the experience of interacting in depth with a specific work of art and compose label-style text about their chosen painting. Students will collaboratively design and develop Hudson River School-style murals.
McGrath, Robert L. “Special History Study: Art and the American Conservation Movement”. Boston: National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior, 2001.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.“Summary and Location Catalog.” Woodstock, Vermont.
Paintings at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park,https://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/mabi/.