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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Chalk Pastel Landscapes — Kindergarten

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The end of winter and beginning of spring are big times for landscapes here in the SCS art room! Even down to our youngest artists—the Kindergarteners!

We spent one day talking about landscapes and what they were (“a picture of the land”), and we also dipped our toes into overlapping and how to show space in our drawings. Then, I sent the students off to draw their own landscapes on a blue piece of construction paper.

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The next class period, I did something that I normally wouldn’t advise, but this group is just so advanced for their age I thought we would give it a try! I gave them liquid glue and demonstrated how to carefully trace over their landscape lines with it.
Mrs Crouch was a little stressed before the class started, but for no good reason—they did GREAT!

The next week the students were introduced to chalk pastels and allowed to color in their landscapes! Since it was their first experience with chalk pastels, the end color results were varied, but we ended up with some real gems (even more than I am picturing below)! I am so proud of my little ones!

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