6th 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 sixth grade used stencils to draw the shapes, the used color and lines to show depth. The pattern for the shapes is Cricut friendly. Use the program, Sure Cuts A Lot (Lot 2).


Sure Cuts A Lot 2, or the newest version 3, is not compatible with the newer Cricut machines. So if you want to use the Sure Cuts A Lot 1 or 2, or the version 3, which is the newest version, you will need a cutting machine which will use the SCAL software. Please check my home page for more info.


  • Shapes (Pattern)
  • Pencil
  • Colored pencils or crayons
  • Black Sharpie

Directions:  You can make shape stencils, using cardstock , from the pattern above.

l. Draw a large dot anywhere on your paper.

2. Draw five shapes, using the stencils, on the paper.

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

4. Color the shape a dark shade of color.

5. Color inside the drawn lines with a lighter shade of the same color.  Add shading–darker toward the dot and lighter toward the shape.

6. Add lines or arcs to the lines—closer together at the dot and wider toward the shape.

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

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