Students will compare images of carnivals and circuses in art. Then, they will explore how artists use size, placement, overlapping, and atmospheric perspective to create a sense of depth within their artworks. Students will use this knowledge to draw a carnival in crayon.
Students will compare images of carnivals and circuses, throughout art history.
Students will explore how artists use various techniques to create a sense of perspective and depth within their work.
Students will develop compositional depth by creating a foreground, middle ground, and background.
Share images of carnivals and circuses in art and encourage students to compare and contrast the imagery.
Demonstrate how to utilize size, placement, and overlapping and atmospheric perspective.
Model how to create compositional depth by developing a foreground, middle ground, and background.
Share strategies for coloring effectively with crayons.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
Supplies and Materials
White drawing paper
Art history images of carnivals and circuses
Compare and contrast images of carnivals and circuses in art history.
Sketch ideas for elements that could be included in a circus or carnival.
Discuss strategies for creating depth in an artwork such as size, placement, overlapping, and atmospheric perspective.
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