Lesson Plan

Linear Perspective

Elements of Art: Line, Space, Form, Shape
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: SWBAT define linear perspective and draw boxes in 1-point perspective.
NEW ART TERMS:

INTRODUCTION TO NEW MATERIAL

DEFINING LINEAR PERSPECTIVE
Is a method of representing space in which the scale of an object diminishes (seems to get smaller) as the distance from the viewer increases
1-POINT PERSPECTIVE EXPLAINED
One point perspective is a type of linear perspective. One point perspective use a single vanishing point.

IMPORTANT DEFINTIONS:

Vanishing Points
: The point toward which receding parallel lines appear to converge.

Horizon Line: A horizontal line that runs across the paper or canvas to represent the viewer's eye level or where the sky meets the ground.

Orthogonal lines are the diagonal lines that can be drawn along receding parallel lines (or rows of objects) to the vanishing point.
EXAMPLES OF 1-POINT PERSPECTIVE

GUIDED PRACTICE

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Important: This exercise needs to be entirely completed. Practice is important in the beginning stages of learning to draw so we can build muscle memory and confidence in our mark making.
PRACTICE Assignment
DRAWING 1-POINT PERSPECTIVE BOXES
To be able to draw like the examples above, we first must learn basics of 1-point perspective by drawing boxes.
Practice Instructions
Mechanical Skills we are using:
Exercises we are building on:
What you are turning in:
Completed drawing of an entire page filled with boxes in 1-pt perspective.
DEMONSTRATION VIDEO
Students Exemplar Drawings

Project Overview

1-PT PERSPECTIVE INterior space

Elements of Art: Line, Space, Form, Shape
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: SWBAT define linear perspective and draw an interior space in 1-pt linear perspective.
ART TERMS:
PROJECT OVERVIEW
You will be creating a room in 1-pt perspective. You have the freedom to choose what you want in your room and what kind of room it is. For example a living room, bedroom, etc...

However, you must have a least a TV, Window, a Picture, and a Couch. Then you can decorate your room any way you wish.

APPLYING THE CREATIVE PROCESS
STEP BY STEP

Observation (Building a visual library)
Carefully observe the space that is to be drawn in 1-point perspective working on developing our analytical skills.

Continual observation is practiced throughout the drawing process.
Planning (Sketching)
Sketches are the guide that informs the execution process of the drawing.
Execution (Completing the drawing)
Using an informed visual library and continued observation of the scene, draw the interior space in 1-point perspective following all the previous practiced steps.
Evaluate / Edit
Edit and make corrections based on observation and evaluation.
Sketching Assignment
FIRST, WE BEGIN WITH SKETCHES
Sketch 3 thumbnails of the interior space from various viewpoints to the single vanishing point. That means moving towards or farther away from the vanishing point.

View my demo video for instructions.
What you are turning in:
At least 3 sketches of your proposed idea of an interior space in 1-pt perspective.
DEMONSTRATION VIDEO
Example Sketches
Next Steps
Layout Assignment
LAYOUT YOUR DRAWING
Using a grid helps make the drawing of your room much easier. It will also be a guide for your final drawing that you will complete later on.
Instructions
What you are turning in:
Completed Layout Drawing
Example Layout Drawing
PAUSE! SELF EVALUATION:
Pause and ask yourself these questions.
PROGRESS CHECK:
SELF ASSESSMENT:
Last Step
FINAL DRAWING Assignment
COMPLETING YOUR FINAL DRAWING
Using your refined sketch as a guide, use a ruler to re-draw your refined sketch into a more detailed drawing.

Remember to practice great craftsmanship!
Neatness is important. This means you took your time and cared about your work. It also shows you value yourself and the time spent in creating visual work from your ideas.
Craftsmanship Means:
What you are turning in:
Completed 18x24 or larger 1-pt perspective interior space.
EXEMPLAR STUDENT WORK