Introduction to Perspective In Art
Perspective in Art

### "The art of creating the illusion of depth and distance in a work of art is a complex task. How does an artist do it?"

 In the following activities you will learn the vocabulary and concepts of Perspective. First we will explore the science Linear and Atmospheric Perspective in a class Keynote presentation and discuss how artist have used their knowledge of Perspective in their paintings. You will experiment with linear perspective drawing techniques creating objects in one and two point perspective. We will then go on a virtual tour of international museum websites in search of works of art that demonstrate the various concepts and rules of Perspective that we have discussed. Finally you will create a plein air drawing from observation using Linear and Atmospheric Perspective concepts.

 Introduction to Perspective in Art
 In this lesson you will learn the vocabulary and concepts of Perspective and begin to understand firsthand the some of the techniques artists use to create Perspective. - First we will explore the science of Linear and Atmospheric Perspective in a class Keynote presentation and discuss how artist have used their knowledge of Perspective in their paintings. - We will then return to our drawing area and attempt to draw a series of geometric objects in one and two point perspective. Once this drawing is accomplished we will also attempt to draw these shapes from a different eye level. - You will need pencils, drawing paper and straight edge (T-square and angle)
You will need:

Elements of Perspective - Handout

Perspective Drawing Rubric - Handout

Perspective Review Interactive Movie - Multimedia Presentation

 Perspective in Art: A WebQuest
You will need:
ArtAroundTheWorld - Web Site
Elements of Perspective- Handout

You will need:
Art Around the World - Web Site

 Now it is time for a serious attempt at creating Perspective, the illusion of depth and distance, in your own work. We will take our easels outside to draw our school and the surrounding area in perspective! We will finish with a class critique and short written quiz on the Elements of Perspective.
You will need:
Perspective Quiz- Handout
Perspective Drawing Rubric- Handout
Elements of Perspective - Handout
Computer Art Final Drawing Assignment - Handout