After the students have been instructed in 1 and 2 point perspective, teach them
how to make stairs, checkerboards, holes, etc. When you ask for a cityscape or
futuristic theme, make a list of required objects that they must have in the
scape. This will get them going and hopefully they will go on from there. It
will also help you in grading showing a minimum for the assignment.
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From: sarah k <email@example.com>
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Sent: Tue, December 7, 2010 3:55:06 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] teaching 2 point perspective- advice needed
In your experiences, what has been the most successful approach to
teaching 2 point perspective?
I consider myself a novice teacher, after two years part time, this is
my first year "full time" (24hrs a week). I am teaching my eighth
graders perspective, many of them having little art experience, and
even though most of them are doing, well after a 1 point perspective
refresher and brief 2 point intro (I gave a handout with step by step
directions and walked through), I feel I am loosing some.
The assignment is to create a cityscape... now, in the future, along
the beach, whatever they can imagine. I want them to be jazzed! But I
think its a combination of lack of effort and creativity of the behalf
of students and poor teaching techniques from me. How would you
improve this situation?