8th Grade Art

This course focuses on realistic drawing. We will explore how to break realistic drawing into simple steps, breaking things into simple shapes, gridding, perspective drawing and shading. We will explore these drawing techniques in Realistic Portraits and Perspective Drawings.

Realistic Portraits

In this project students chose a photograph of a person to draw from. They learned gridding techniques and carefully observed the shapes and proportions that comprise that person in the photograph. From there, they drew their portraits as close to resembling the photograph as possible while taking some "artistic license" along the way. 

Perspective Drawings

In this project students learned out One Point and Two Point Perspective Drawing both Outside for Buildings and Inside of Rooms. Students then chose a favorite Perspective Viewpoint to draw. These Perspective Drawings are made with Chalk Pastels.

 Watertown Public Schools

 30 Common St, Watertown, MA 02472

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