I taught 1 point perspective to 7th graders using the idea of block letters
for their names. This was the first project for kids I would only see for 9
weeks, then a new group rotated in. It was a fast way for me to learn their
names, and they understood the idea of block letters. I used examples of cut
wooden keychains. I also taught 2 point perspective to 8th grade in the
context of outerspace cites where everything floated and was stacked,
floating side walks upside down houses, drive throughs etc... they finished
in colored pencil and fine tip marker outline. They did some incredible
drawings, and now that I have had some of them through graduation, they told
me they still had those drawings!
3-D Art Teacher
Deer Lakes High School
Russellton, PA 15076
From: Harold Olejarz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Re: teaching perspective at what age?
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 15:23:05 -0500
I don't teach perspective drawing anymore now that I am teaching digital
media but I used to teach it to 7th graders. It was a little difficult for
them to grasp perspective at the start but when they got it, they loved it.
Some kids were inspired and did some great drawings while most did OK. There
were a very few who had a hard time understanding it and barely demonstrated
any understanding of perspective in their drawings. A very small few did not
even want to try to grasp it and those were the students who had trouble
with learning in general.