While on our class "trip" to Hawaii we discussed foreground, middleground, and background while making these cute pictures of hula girls and surfer dudes.
I had students divide their paper into thirds: the top third was the mountainous terrain of the Hawaiian islands, the middle third was the wave, and the bottom third was the sand/ground.
The boys did surfers while the girls focused on hula girls. While I was teaching the boys how to draw their composition I had the girls working on a word search and vice versa.
What you need:
12x18 black construction paper
We really tried to blend the oil pastels together to make the "motion" of the wave using coloring strokes. They were to curve their coloring (like the letter "C") to make the wave look as if it were a giant pipe (in surfer terms!!!). The top should be colored using a white oil pastel, like the bubbles on top of a whitecap/wave!
There were so many variations on this project, but for me the emphasis was on teaching foreground, middleground, and background....so the variations were just icing on the cake.