Each year the 5th graders do a couple of big projects—but one of the most highly anticipated is the 1-point perspective project.
As we travel through this unit, the students learn how to make a landscape come to life! We work on practice sheets for an entire day until we are able to fully understand why we need to draw buildings and trees getting smaller in the distance, or why the horizon line should not be in the center of the page.
Then we start the final. This year, the students worked in pencil before filling in their landscapes in with colored pencils. In the past we have used paint, but the details were lost and overall the end result was better (for this age group) with a more controllable medium. Here are some of the finished products: