Monday, 5 November 2012

perspective drawing

9 and 10 year olds.

The class began with observational drawings of a key. They made four small drawings of different parts of the key, concentrating on tone.
The class had very sketchy understanding of perspective drawing and the vocabulary that goes with it.
I introduced the words; vertical, horizontal, horizon, perspective and vanishing point.
With this new knowledge, the children drew a few perspective sketches. One point perspective of a square, two point from a line etc. Their understanding grew as they practiced. It was easy to identify who needed extra help, by looking at their drawings.
They were then asked to make a collection of nine squares with shared vanishing points along each row. We talked about them being rooms, with a grey back wall.


  1. Thanks Gretchen, I really like the nine vanishing point collections : )

  2. Thanks Joe. This had a high success rate, with even more of the kids understanding the vanishing point idea .



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