The lesson takes students through the lesson of perspective. Students learn vocab, how-to, and tools of the trade. There's a checklist of student goals for the project.
10 sessions; 45 minutes per session
1. SWBAT draw forms in 1 pt. perspective
2. SWBAT draw forms in 2 pt. perspective
3. SWBAT draw forms in a rough draft and final drawing showing depth, overlapping, repetition.
4. SWBAT evaluate each other's drawings and critique using the standard 4-part critique process
5. SWBAT self-evaluate their work through a written reflection.
Sketchbook to do lessons, thumbnails, and take notes.
12x18" white drawing paper
graphite pencils (2B/HB/2H minimum)
Light table or windows to trace
Triangle or T-square
Templates, Compasses, etc. to help draw ellipses, circles, etc.
1. Students will watch the Perspective PowerPoint (see attached) and take notes on vocabulary, tools, methods, processes, and history.
2. Show examples of Master and Previous Student work for inspiration.
3. Students practice drawing a Cube in 1 point perspective.
4. Students practice drawing a Cube in 2 point perspective.
5. Students continue practicing forms in 2 pt. perspective (all practice drawings are done in their sketchbook) - Cube
6. Students learn about new vocabulary - Thumbnail, Depth, Overlapping, Repetition, Composition.
7. Students draw 2 thumbnail drawings in their sketchbooks (1/2 page each). Showing all the new vocab words and using a minimum of 3 forms.
8. Students get thumbnail drawing approved and move on to drawing the rough draft of their perspective drawing.
9. Students finish their rough draft and then trace it onto clean paper for a final copy to shade.
10. Students learn all shading vocab and how to use pencil shading, highlights, shadows, and cast shadows to shade their drawing.
11. Students shade their final drawing after practicing their shading techniques on their rough draft drawing.
12. Students critique their work verbally with peers and teacher
13. Students write a reflection critique based on their own work in their sketchbook.
- Vocabulary/Perspective Test
- Shading and Perspective practice drawings are graded on a point system.
- Final project graded on a point-based rubric.
- Self-Assessment reflection is graded on a point system
- Critique participation with valuable verbal communication is graded on a point system.