Perspective Drawing in the 7th Grade

Perspective drawing is a wonderful place to begin the Seventh Grade. The students are either in or getting ready to enter puberty, one of the great life changes that happens. It is not always an easy journey, with bodies changing and thinking capacities changing and growing. The Age of Discovery and the Renaissance are major themes of the Seventh Grade curriculum. That was the time that the use of perspective really took hold in drawing and painting. Learning how to work with perspective can give the students the possibility of portraying the world in a more accurate and precise fashion, therefore giving them more confidence. Many students remember Perspective Drawing as one of their favorite and most used topics.

Perspective drawings by our 7th grade students are currently on display in the Grades building hallway near the Library.