Monday, November 4, 2013
Art 7: Unit 2, Perspective
With my latest winnings (from back in August) from the SmARTteacher website, I was excited to buy this Vincent van Gogh action figure doll!! This really made my day when I found it in the catalog...a little something to start decorating my high school room with!
This is one of the other things I purchased with my winnings... a perspective book that has some really great illustrations and explanations of perspective in it. As I grade the 7th graders final sketchbook tags from the graffiti unit, we will start up a perspective unit. This unit will correspond a bit with Common Core math, particularly the idea of proportion.
I have created a unit packet that deals with 1-point perspective and 2-point perspective. I plan on having the students do two projects for this unit, and they will have at least one sketchbook assignment per each type of perspective to do at home for practice. Along with my pages, I found these really great perspective practice worksheets on Pinterest, which lead me to the website Dawn's Brain. There are a ton of PDF files you can download for free that have to do with perspective practice!
For the first project, students will be asked to illustrate a noun using 1-point perspective. I have included the following practice PDF's from Dawn's Brain in my packet for students to complete before beginning the project: boxes, shapes, letters and the room PDF (for extra credit). They will be doing this project in colored pencils.
For the second project of the unit, students will have to use value, so the first thing they will do is practice value scales. Again, I have included the following PDF's from Dawn's Brain in my packet for practice before beginning the final project, which will be to do an architecture drawing of some sort (may be interior or exterior): boxes, room, house, and buildings. For this project, I will have students draw out their architecture on regular drawing paper. Then, we will lay some vellum over the top to retrace (so all of the poorly erased orthogonal lines aren't showing) with black Sharpie. Finally, students will add their value on the vellum.
I have shared this unit on the SmARTteacher, so you can view a better version of my packet on there!