Perspective for Beginners



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Introduction 0:21

Why Teach Perspective

Types of Perspective 1:41

Best Materials to Use 3:11

The Basics of One-Point Perspective

Vanishing Point and Horizon Line (One-Point) 3:11

Placing Shapes in One-Point Perspective 7:19

Drawing Letters in One-Point Perspective 2:38

Placing Irregular or Complex Shapes in One-Point 2:34

The Basics of Two-Point Perspective

Vanishing Points and Horizon Line (Two-Point) 1:15

Placing Irregular or Complex Shapes in Two-Point 5:12

Working with Interior Perspective

Basics of a One-Point Perspective Interior 10:28

Basics of a Two-Point Perspective Interior 9:27

Project Ideas using Perspective

One-Point Project Ideas 6:24

Two-Point Project Idea 2:39

Alternative Project Ideas with Perspective 3:21


Conclusion 0:25

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Perspective for Beginners

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn how to get started with the ins and outs of one and two-point perspective.

  • 2 Discover specifics for drawing simple forms, letters, and irregular objects in perspective.

  • 3 Explore project ideas for beginning to intermediate lessons.

Whether you are looking for new ideas to add to your drawing curriculum, or you need to start a perspective lesson from scratch, this Learning Pack is for you. Brush up on everything from simple terms to the basics of setting up and fleshing out one and two-point perspective drawings. Walk away with the confidence to teach your students about vanishing points, converging lines, and so much more. Set your students up to take their technical drawing skills to a new level!

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
4.4 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various techniques and processes
4.5 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of techniques and processes
4.6 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art techniques and processes

Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Jennifer Borel

Jennifer Borel

AOE Graduate Instructor and Middle School Art Teacher

Jennifer Borel is a middle school art teacher for a large school district in Kansas. She received her Bachelor of Art Education and a minor in Art History from the University of Kansas. She also has her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. When she’s not with her students she enjoys spending time with her husband John and her family. She loves photography, cooking, and travelling when she gets the chance.


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