Thursday, March 21, 2013
2 point perspective fantasy treehouses - grade 5/6
This is a fantastic project that I did with my grade 5/6 class before March break. I wanted to do something with 2 point perspective, as we've done a lot of perspective work this year in class, and I came across these 2 point perspective treehouses on artsonia. Loved it, and had to do them with my kids!
To draw the base of the treehouse, I showed students how to draw a 2 point perspective box with a roof, making sure to match their angles so that the effect would work. If you have trouble wrapping your head around 2 point perspective, I outlined how I showed them, below:
here and here, but so many wanted to use paints or markers or pencil crayons that I eventually just caved and let them do what they wanted.
Some students chose to draw traditional treehouses, some drew monster homes or haunted houses, and one opted for... carrots. The carrot house makes me laugh so much.
I love my student's creativity!