The sixth graders just finished working on their colored pencil unit. This unit takes what they learned about color theory and adds another element: Perspective. I wanted to do a lesson that aligned with the school’s math goal for the year, and I thought perspective would be a great way to do that. We discussed horizon line, vanishing point and creating depth on a one dimensional surface. I had the kids use their names as their subject-the letters serve as nice, geometric shapes which are easy to make three-dimensional. I had them do a rough draft and a final draft and I am BEYOND impressed with the amount of improvement I saw. After the rough drafts were turned in, I saw that some kids were not quite understanding the concept of the vanishing point, so that is something we revisited before the final. Check them out on Artsonia!

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A rough draft

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The final draft from the same student-tons of improvement!

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A final draft

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A final draft

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