5th graders learned how to draw a city scene with one-point perspective. This meant that they created a vanishing point with converging lines. They learned to use their ruler to draw every line towards the vanishing point for the side of the buildings facing the street. We spent a long time exploring this concept, drawing, revising, and enhancing our work.
Students used a photograph of Chicago to create a contour line drawing of the city skyline. Then they created a new layer and colored it from underneath. See the gallery of cityscapes on Artsonia here.
Flying Movies (Class Collaborations)
More about this project:
1. Fifth graders used this template to help them create their self-portrait flying on the iPads using Sketchbook Express. They deleted the template and emailed just their final drawings. See the gallery of images here.
2. Students were inspired by the story, Tar Beach, by Faith Ringgold while creating a landscape that was to show depth, overlapping, and a high horizon line. See the gallery of images here.
3. Students used Keynote to animate the digital figure and landscapes. I created a tutorial showing all the steps to help them. View it below or here. I put screenshots from their animation movie on artsoniain this gallery.
4. Students helped sing and compose an original flying song using garageband on the iPad (using the built-in instruments) and the desktop version to add voices.
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