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Seventh and Eighth Graders Study Two Point Perspective Drawing

During the fall trimester, boys in the seventh and eighth grade art studio class looked at a few ways artists create the illusion of space in two-dimensional drawings and paintings, including overlapping, changing size and placement, linear perspective, relative hue and value and atmospheric perspective. Using rulers and pencils, the boys worked with their art teacher, Alex Exposito, on several one-point perspective drawings, then spent the rest of the semester detailing a two-point perspective drawing of a dense city.
Both one-point and two-point perspective drawing have a set of rigid rules that the boys had to learn and then apply to their work. The boys were able to build on their knowledge from previous years to develop interesting, imaginative compositions.
 
The final touches to this long-term project included adding brickwork, windows, doors and imagers that define city living. The boys did an excellent job incorporating these details and the results were indeed impressive!
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