The fourth grade has been learning about the five regions of the United States in social studies. In class we discussed landscapes of the five different regions, how they are different, and what elements could be found there. We also discussed how to create depth in your landscape with a foreground, middle ground, and background. After the students sketches their drawings on small paper they transferred them to larger, colorful paper. We then discussed fauvism and the wild, vibrant colors that are found in the movement. The students were also introduced to a variety of painting techniques, including sponge painting, dry brushing, and pointalism.