Two parallel lines eloped...
They started off distant, but by the time they reached the horizon there was no space between them. That just about sums up one point perspective!
Point perspective can sound really dry if we're not careful; more like a long list of rules than drawing. The beauty of rules is that they provide a firm ground to stand on. Like learning how to measure ingredients when baking, what starts out very mechanical and complicated quickly becomes second nature and saves a thousand headaches over the years.
Point perspective drawing includes one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective principles. Today I have a free 5-minute video lesson for drawing 3-dimensional objects using one point perspective. This is the first in a series of posts on perspective.
Disclaimer, there are actually no robots mentioned in this video. What? I only wrote that title to get your attention! Did it work?
That's okay, though. No need to be disappointed, your teen can still draw a dancing robot using the principles from my free lesson. The art challenge from the lesson is to draw a composition that tells a story, so dancing robots are still on the table!
This was my art challenge project. The story is: a man sat down to tie his shoes and forgot his package.
The robot was a "just for fun" with my five-year-old daughter, she instructed me to add the sun and the smile!
This video gives a taste of the videos in my course.
They will all include principles taught in a presentation format and techniques taught in short demonstration clips. Then wrap up with an art challenge that encourages imagination and creativity.
My course videos will be slightly longer with more content covered and more challenging projects. And, will also include a private facebook community where teens can go for feedback, support, and marking for their projects.
My projects encourage creativity and imagination while still teaching principles and techniques. Each student’s work is unique!
Other video courses use a follow along with the teacher approach. I find that approach, while a fun activity, is too elementary to capture the interest and passion of artistic teens, and amounts to making copies of someone else’s art.
My curriculum will be a true art curriculum, not cut and paste, not crafts, and not follow along. It is also completely student led for independent learning. The lessons are flexible enough for beginners and advanced artists to participate and be challenged.
If you want to be alerted when my curriculum is ready to launch with early bird pricing please sign up for my email list!
When you sign up you will receive my free ebook,
“The minimum a homeschooler needs to get started painting with acrylics.”
This free ebook includes:
A shopping list for which paints to buy.
An intro to my teaching methods.
Three progressive lessons.
Three related progressive art challenges.
Directions for use with a CO-OP.