Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • What are some words you would use to describe this landscape?

  • Do you know what kind of flower is shown in this painting? What is special about bluebonnets?

  • Where can you find bluebonnets or other wildflowers?

  • What would it feel like to step into this painting? What would you hear and smell?

  • The artist, Julian Onderdonk, was famous for painting Texas landscapes. What places or things would you include in a painting about Texas?