When art students understand how to use perspective, they will be able to recreate the world around them with a higher degree of accuracy on paper. One point perspective is extremely useful for drawing interior scenes. To draw using perspective, students only need paper, a pencil, and a ruler or straight edge.
This PowerPoint will save you precious prep time, and is very easy to follow. The 1 Point Perspective PowerPoint includes 64 slides and is broken down into two main sections: how to draw boxes and how to draw a room. There are also examples of one point perspective scenes that were created by high school students who learned how to utilize perspective following these directions. All of the slides include notes that the instructor can use for reference or read aloud to the class.
The first part of the presentation includes “1 Point Perspective: How to Draw a Box above, on, and below the Horizon Line.” There are 3 different sets of instructions to demonstrate how to draw 3-D boxes with easy to follow step-by-step directions. These directions will introduce students to the concept of using one point perspective and will help them develop good drawing habits.
“1 Point Perspective: How to Draw a Room” is a step-by-step tutorial to demonstrate how to apply one point perspective drawing techniques to an actual scene. Students will first learn how to draw the room itself, but then they will be able to apply their previous experiences by including boxes, which they will transform into furniture.
After students practice using perspective by following along with these drawing tutorials, they should be able to create their own original compositions. This PowerPoint tutorial would be great to use as part of a drawing lesson on perspective or during a unit that requires perspective as one of the components. Not only will this PowerPoint save a busy art teacher some preparation work, but this could be left with a substitute to present.
These directions are also available in a printable book format:
1 Point Perspective How to Draw Boxes and a Room
2 Point Perspective How to Draw Boxes and a City PowerPoint
is another presentation that demonstrates two point perspective.
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