Sketching Nature

Students at Elizabeth Lane Elementary School in Charlotte worked with landscape artist Robert Johnson. A landscape artist observes the natural environment and draws plants and animals.

Robert taught the boys and girls how to draw things in nature.



The Look@Nature Gallery

Here's what the students from Elizabeth Lane School did.

First the class sketched outdoors on the school grounds.   Then the students gathered wildflowers and small plants to sketch later in their classroom.


Click on a nature sketch to see it in detail.


What Students Learned




Artist Robert Johnson helped students carefully observe nature and draw it.






Click here to learn about an explorer and artist who drew North Carolina wildlife 300 years ago.


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