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Totoro Landscape

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Grades: 4 – 6+

Medium: Cake Watercolor, Chalk Pastel, Colored Pencil, Watercolor Pencil

Step into the shoes of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki with this lesson! Miyazaki often starts an idea of a film with loose watercolor landscapes. Just pick up any ol’ tray of watercolor paints, learn some tricks, and create a whimsical field for Totoro to play in with this lively landscape!

Art Techniques:

lines, shapes, palette, color mixing, saturation, depth, background, foreground, middle ground

Art Standards:

4th Grade: 1.3, 2.1, 2.7, 2.8

5th Grade: 1.2, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7

6th Grade: 1.1, 2.1, 2.3

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