One Point Perspective
Use of Space
Starting with the study of changing shapes into forms. The fourth graders looked at how to create the optical illusion of depth by drawing several forms (cubes, cylinders, pyramids, etc.).
Next we analyzed what made the optical illusion. The combination of diagonal, horizontal, vertical lines and when to have parallel lines and intersecting lines.
Next we looked at how obejects appear to change when using a forced perspective or one point perspective. Sides that once were parallel actually converge at a point.
Over the weeks the children experimented with different ideas to show in thier one point perspective piece. Some of them were more traditional while others really woke up their wild side.