BCWMS students took to the halls today to work their perspective magic by capturing the architecture of the building with the use of a few simple lines. We will be working in the hall for the next week, capturing the various parts of the hallway on paper.
BCWMS students are almost done with their planning and ready to head to the halls.
We continued to work on the basics of perspective today, using a generic/simplified view of the hall by Ms. Sommavilla's room. This is practice before the students choose their own view and really capture all of the details that make our hallways unique and different than anywhere else.
Did you know there are more than two kind of bricks that are even used in this building (even more than three kinds)?!?
Students will learn all kinds of things about the way our school has been built by observing the details and using perspective principles to capture it on paper.
Students are starting 1 and 2 point perspective drawings today. They will be heading into the hall as soon as we finish the practice tomorrow. Perspective is the basic understanding and mathematical ability to show that as things get farther away from the viewer, it also gets smaller to the eye.
7th grade students are continuing their 1 point perspective drawings today (which are due tomorrow).
Using rulers and their know-how of the basic principles of perspective, the hallways are coming to life.
8th grade students are also working on this skill and will be finishing their 2-point drawings tomorrow, too.
Students are using perspective to draw the hallways, but there are many uses for perspective drawing that include the video above showing how to draw a city-scape.
You can also draw interiors and all kinds of shapes/forms!
Try it for yourself.
Students turned in over 800 paper cranes to help bring funds and awareness to the disaster relief for Japan.
Instead of sending all of the cranes to Seattle (where they have reached their goal of 100,000 cranes), we are sending our cranes to Princeton University to be a part of the Million Crane Project!
This project is open until May 11th and as of today they only have around 12000 cranes - so if you would like to participate, please do! It is easy and fun and the deadline is May 11.
In addition to sending the cranes off today, students got to start their perspective drawings in the hallway. 8th grade is using 2 point perspective and 7th grade is using 1 point.
Stay tuned for more details!
Students have spent the last two days working on perspective drawing to prepare for their work in the hallway that starts tomorrow.
Perspective uses the tool of a vanishing point as a way to show space on a flat surface. When used effectively, perspective can give the illusion that deep space exists on a piece of paper, canvas, or wall.
Check out this site to learn more about using perspective in drawing.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.