Pieter Bruegel’s Landscapes


January issue of arTree magazine is here! And art docents at many schools started teaching the kids about Pieter Bruegel and the atmospheric perspective in his landscapes.

Hunters in the Snow, Winter, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

In a shortcut: Pieter was a Flemish Renaissance landscape artist. He loved painting ordinary people at work. So, often he dressed up as a peasant and walked among them to observe and sketch them. He sometimes even went to a wedding nobody invited him to – just to be able to paint it authentically.

He also loved mountains and sketched many of them in Italy. When he got back to Netherlands he added them to many of his paintings. And it was at that time when painters started using atmospheric perspective in their work (scattering of light that makes mountains in the distance appear lighter/bluer).

That’s January’s main project in arTree magazine – and is being used by art docents at different schools in different grades. These are examples from one of WA schools: Kindergarten and 3rd grade. Mt. Rainer has never been so colorful!


Mount Rainier by Kindergarteners (above) and St. Mary’s Lake by 3rd graders (below).


If you would like to teach this lesson at your school, you can download and use the Power point Presentation here:

Atmospheric perspective for K-3 (Mount Rainer National Park): http://sdrv.ms/1j9wsLj

Atmospheric perspective for 3-6 (St. Mary’s Lake at Glacier National Park): http://sdrv.ms/KlUH9W

And if you would like to learn more, get all of the information and other examples, visit our website. Make your art docent program really stand out!



Pissarro and Harvest


arTree magazine is celebrating the fall with you! In the November issue you can learn about Camille Pissarro and one-point perspective. We’ll show you some easy tricks to make your paintings stand out! You will discover the secrets of the corn mazes and create your own! You will paint on leaves and test your creativity. You’ll dry apples to make fall decorations and create fall art in your backyard!

Subscribe to the digital art magazine today for $9.99 for the whole year and discover the art for yourself!And if you, you will have a chance to win an art prize for the creations that you share with us! And they are definitely worth more than $10! Have a question? Ask us at info@arTreeKids.com