Perspective Bedroom Lesson
5 Days (90 minute class)

Michigan Merit Curriculum:

C.4 Use the best available and appropriate instruments,
resources, tools, and technologies to facilitate critical
decision-making, problem solving, editing, and the creation
of solutions.

P.2 Demonstrate skillful use of appropriate vocabularies,
tools, instruments, and technologies of the visual,
performing, or applied arts discipline.

Objectives:
  • Using one point perspective, students will correctly draw an ideal bedroom.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of perspective and correct use of colored pencils, showing a variety of values.

Vocabulary Words:

perspective, horizon line, vanishing point, orthogonal, value

Preparation:
Copies of one-point perspective worksheets made.

Materials and Resources:
  • evaluation sheet
  • example of one-point perspective bedroom
  • perspective worksheets
  • colored pencils
  • 12x18” white paper
  • pencil
  • rulers

Motivation-Instruction:
  • Teacher will show example of the project.
  • Explain what perspective is.
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
  • Students will complete one-point perspective worksheets (may color for extra credit).

Procedure:

Day 1:
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
  • Teacher will show examples of the project.
  • Explain what perspective is.
  • Students will complete one-point perspective worksheets (may color for extra credit).

Day 2:
  • Teacher will demonstrate how to draw the main elements of the perspective bedrooms on the board or overhead projector (how to draw the horizon line, vanishing point, walls, ceiling, floor, back wall of bedroom, a bed, and a window or door).
  • Students will begin drawing their ideal perspective bedrooms.

Day 3:
  • Students will continue to draw their bedrooms.

Day 4:
  • Students will finish drawing their bedrooms, and begin coloring with colored pencils, trying to show a variety of values.

Day 5:
  • Students will finish coloring their bedroom and turn in (the more detail, the better the grade!).

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