Students will be able to understand what is near and far in respect to the horizon line on a 2-d surface, as they draw trees.Objectives:
In drawing and painting, perspective is a method of creating the illusion of depth by means of converging lines. In simple terms that means that by taking and arranging your lines on a piece of paper, you can make your image appear as though it is three dimensional. Visualize standing at the side of the road. OK, good. Now visualize a car driving towards you way in the distance. As that car gets closer, you will see more of it... you will see the color of the car, the shape, the person driving it and so on. The same goes in a drawing. The farther away something is, the smaller and less detailed it is, the closer that something is, the more detailed it is. ~Andrea Mulder-SlaterRecommended Books/Products:
Start With Art Landscapes
by Sue Lacey, Rob Shone
Understanding art with practical step by step projects for the young artist.
Drawing With Children
by Mona Brookes
Founded on the belief that any child can learn to draw realistic pictures using her "alphabet of shapes" while in a noncompetitive environment, Mona Brookes' easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages. This is THE BEST learning to draw book we've ever seen. (for ages 3-4 and up)
DK Art School: Introduction To Perspective
by Ray Smith
Introduces the principles of perspective through a series of step-by-step projects that apply these principles, and covers such topics as linear and curvilinear perspective and abstraction.