Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Perspective Aquariums

Perspective Aquariums

A great way to teach one-point perspective. Start with a central vanishing point. Add 'windows' down each side and a curved ceiling. Use blue ink to paint the 'water'.
Outline the edge of the windows and the ceiling. Use permanent markers to make a 'chess board' pattern on the floor. Once this is done, get the students to draw and colour their underwater creatures on a separate piece of paper (remind them to make them small enought to fit into their aquariums!). These can be cut out and glued on when finished.



As a final touch, we also added silhouettes of people walking down the aquarium 'hallway'.


Dan - Year 6


Mariam - Year 7


Barnabus - Year 7


Marjorie - Year 7

11 comments:

  1. Good way to test their skills. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. I like the aquarium idea for one-point perspective. I have several students who are interested in aquatic life. I think I'm going to try this with them.

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  3. I LOVE the aquarium. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. The aquarium with chess like floor looks amazing.I have several students who are interested in aquatic life. I think I'm going to try this with them.

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  6. Awsome best perspective drawn till now

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  8. I remember doing this in art class as a kid!

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