Learn a Technique: Perspective Drawing
(Overview & big concepts)
Learn about some of the tricks artists use and rules they follow to make spaces and places look real! Then try it yourself.
Medieval and Rennaissance paintings, Hudson River School, Roman Court frescoes, Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin by Rogier Van der Weyden, At Dusk (Boston Common at Twilight) by Childe Hassam
Use a ruler as a guide to make a drawing of a place you’ve been to in perspective.
Pre-tour group activity:
Learn and share tricks for drawing 3-D objects. Cube, triangular prism, etc.
Pick a room in your home or a view from a window with something you see that repeats… stairs, the lines in a sidewalk or on a street, kitchen cupboards...find a spot to sit and notice...do some lines look big or smaller than others? Can you draw them?