Perspective in space!


By analyzing the various ways of representing space, we arrived to the study of perspective. In this collage, with students in the seventh grade, we first drawn a room in central perspective, following the geometrical rules of perspective construction. Then we designed a “space” landscape with colored pencils on a black sheet, to create the fantasy setting of our perspective. The image of the room in perspective was then cut out, pasted on the drawing and completed with a collage of objects and figures cut out from magazines and assembled in an imaginative way. Our room surreal, floating in the universe is ready!























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  1. this is amazingly cool!

  2. This is awesome. Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas.

  3. You have one of the best blogs for middle school art. I teach in Connecticut USA- The projects you do are so dynamic and interesting

    • Hi Kara, nice to meet you! Thanks for your comment! are you teaching art in the Middle school too? I’m interesting in your project and lesson, and I’m very happy to be useful with my ideas, keep in touch ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Yes Miriam, I have been teaching art in Catholic school for Kindergarten through 8th grade for eight years. In the school I am in now we don’t officially have an art room or a kiln but I try to come up with interesting lessons. The middle school loved this year working with metal tooling:inexpensive and we colored with colored sharpies ( the project was in the style of Australian Aboriginal art. We use Crayola Model Magic air dry modeling compound for sculptures and they come out quite beautiful ( I spray with clear acrylic gloss when done). An example of a sculpture project is in the style of Henry Moore’s organic sculptures and we paint with metallic acrylic- they turn out terrific!! I Loved the post you just did on Futuristic Figures- going to try that for sure

  4. Fantastic and fun. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I’m doing this with my class! Amazing!

  6. well…..I’m going to use it to create a individual decorated book on the opera .
    I’ll take my kids to la Scala of Milan on next tuesday to see The Cinderella and than I’D leke to create a 3d booklet

  7. O, what fun. Inspiring.

    • Hi doug! Are you teaching in a Primary school? Do you teach perspective at your students? I’m looking for new ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I did a project with elementary students using perspective. We created a 3D box using perspective techniques and then they had to draw a “creature” coming out of the box. They had to draw the background that told a story about the creature emerging from the box. I did it with 3rd grade and it was really successful!

        • Wow Kelly! What an idea! Would you like to share the process and pictures of your work with me (and the rest of the world of course)? I could publish the art works into a post dedicated to you and your students… what do you think about it? ๐Ÿ™‚

          • I’d love to! I’ll get some photos together. We are doing this space perspective project in middle school now and they already look fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Fantastic Kelly! Sure your students enjoy this work, especially the part with collage! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Do you have a step-by-step for how they drew the room?

  9. I’m trying to understand the purpose of the horizontal line in the middle of the page (I can see it in the early process drawings)… Did they draw the vanishing point first? The line? The rectangle?
    These are so fun!

    • Hi Cathey! They drew first the line in the middle of the page, in the middle of this line there is the vanishing point. Then they drew the floor, the walls and finally the doors: all the lines of depth run toward the vanishing point in the middle of the page. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Shanna Piatt says

    These are FABULOUS!

  11. Thank you very much. I tried this in class and the children liked it a lot.

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