2nd Grade Perspective

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Perspective is the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions. This year we will be working with all our art classes to include perspective in our drawings. Perspective gives our drawings a 3-D (three dimensional) appearance. We will discuss what makes a picture look 3-D. The farther away something is, the smaller it appears and has less detail. It also appears nearer the top of the page. Imagine yourself standing on the side of a road, a car is coming toward you from a long distance away. As the car gets nearer, it looks bigger and more colorful. Closer objects will be larger, with more detail, and closer to the bottom of the page. The second grade start with pre-cut shapes, color with crayons and then color a lighter shade in the visual.


  • Pre-cut colored shapes (Pattern)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons
  • Black Sharpie


l. Draw a large dot anywhere on your paper

2. Glue five shapes on the paper

3. Draw lines from the corners of the shapes to the dot.

4. Color inside the drawn lines with a lighter shade of the same color.

5. Outline and shapes and lines with black marker, being careful to stay on the lines.  Use the ruler to be really neat.

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2 Responses to 2nd Grade Perspective

  1. GlitterQueen says:

    Thank you, Sharon, for the comment. I hope the boys, and you, enjoy the project.

  2. Sharon says:

    Thank you so much! I homeschool my boys and plan to do this tomorrow. They are excited to try it after seeing the pictures. Thanks!

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