Artist: Kim Newall

Ages: First grade and up

Objectives: To understand how the illusion of depth is created in a drawing.

Description: Begin by drawing a frame or border around the page which is oriented
horizontally. The concepts of overlapping, placement (low in foreground and higher as
objects move through the middle-ground into the background), size (objects become
smaller as they move into the background) and detail ( less detail is seen on objects which
are farther away) combine to create the illusion of depth in the picture plane. Shading
around objects can pop them into the foreground. By adding the light and dark areas
in the picture (value) darker areas seem to move back and lighter areas appear to come
forward.

Vocabulary:

Horizontal

Overlapping

Background line

Foreground, middle-ground, background

Landscape

Three-dimensional

Landline

Value

Texture

Details

Depth

Materials: Paper, pencil

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