1 Point Perspective—5th

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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:

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Doodle 4 Google (2014) — 5th Grade

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The 5th graders recently finished their Doodle 4 Google entries.  Each year we participate in this national competition (more information can be found at the official site), submit our entries and even have our own little competition!

For the “in-house” contest, the finished doodles are put on display outside of the art room.  And for a week or so, the members of the church and school are called upon to vote for their favorite entry!  The winner is announced in front of the school and receives a $20 gift card to Micheal’s.

This year’s theme was: “If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…”

Below are some of the entries, including this year’s winner: “A Closet of Clothes for Those in Need” (first image)

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Didn’t they do a great job?