Each student will be creating a de Chirico-inspired perspective piece using their learned 1 pt. perspective skills. Prior to beginning the final project students will be required to complete a 1 pt. Perspective Shapes Worksheet and will be introduced to the artwork of George de Chirico to use as their inspiration.
Assignment: Step 1: The class will review a PPT on 1 Pt Perspective basics. (How-to, vocabulary, materials, etc.) The students complete a graphic organizer during the presentation.
Step 2: Students will complete a 1 Pt Perspective Shapes Practice Worksheet. I also have the students create a light source and apply value to their shapes as a review and we discuss perspective shading.
Step 3: The class will be introduced to the artwork of George de Chirico
About de Chirico
Elements within his work
1 pt or 2 pt?
Review: How to create Dominance
How to create mood through color palette
Objects often seen in de Chirico's work such as archways, architectural facades, piazzas, fountains, locomotives.
Step 4: Final "de Chirico" Project Introduced
1. Students will begin by completing the thumbnail worksheet. I provide students architecture packets as reference for inspiration. These include different types of buildings, columns, windows, doors, etc.
Mandatories for the final perspective drawing:
*** MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Correct 1pt Perspective(or 2 pt for advanced students#
Object of students choice- deChirico often included random objects to help develop non sequitur. Students are asked to do the same.
Step 5: Apply Marker Outline
Discuss foreground, middle ground and background
Varying line widths to create depth and illusion of perspective.
Step 6: Introduction to Chalk Pastels and practice exercise
How to create value
Gradually build value/color
Step 7: Students apply pastels to final de Chirico Drawings
Students use either an all warm or all cool palette, based on their selected pastel paper color. #cool = cool, warm = warm)
Students apply a full range of value and blend colors.
Step 8: Critique and Evaluation
Project Submission and Completion
See attached Rubric. National Visual Arts Standards Covered): Grade 9-12 Visual Arts Standard 1
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
Grade 9-12 Visual Arts Standard 5
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.
Perspective Made Easy - In twenty chapters, from simple to complex, the author explains the basics and not-so-basics of perspective drawing. He includes suggestions on how to make your drawings a lot simpler, drawing methods for observation and space division, and a "Problems" section with exercises that will help you apply what you just learned.
Perspective Without Pain - Imagine perspective without pain... no T-squares, complicated equations or mechanical terms... just simple instructions and hands-on exercises to teach you how to create a sense of depth in your drawings and paintings. Here Phil Metzger give you clear-cut guidelines in everyday terms--with a lot of friendliness and a little humor tossed in along the way.
Perspective for Artists - Enjoyable, profusely illustrated guide covers depth, perspective of sky and sea, shadows, and many more topics not usually covered. 391 diagrams, 81 reproductions of drawings and paintings.