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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 PRO 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 K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills

9. Connections
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections

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

Adjunct Graduate Instructor and Academic Advisor at AOEU and PRO Facilitator

Jennifer Borel is an adjunct graduate instructor and academic advisor at AOEU. 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 teaching courses and working with students, she enjoys spending time with her family. She loves photography, cooking, and traveling when she gets the chance.


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