One-point perspective is a drawing method that shows how things appear getting smaller as they go further back into the distance, meeting at a ‘vanishing point’ on the ‘horizon line’. This technique helps make drawings on a flat piece of paper look three-dimensional and realistic.

It is a really great way to start getting kids into understanding the ‘rules’ of art!

Download the activity sheets here!

You will need:

  • Micador one-point perspective activity sheets
  • A ruler
  • A pencil
  • An eraser
  • Micador Twistaz Jumbo Crayons

Step 1: Introduce yourself to one point perspective

Using the first activity sheet attached, learn the basic skills required to create a one-point perspective. This exercise is also good to introduce the child to shading and colour blending.

Step 2: Draw your own street view

Using the perspective guidelines sheet and the new techniques they have learnt to draw up a street view. Try telling them to draw inspiration from their own street, which they live on! For the first few drawings, its best to use bigger paper until they get the hang of it - try using A3.

Step 3: Colour!

Use the Micador Twistaz Jumbo Crayons to colour in the street

Step 4: Advance!

Once the child masters the basic skills, try moving the vanishing point around on the horizon line, which will change the overall perspective. After that, move on to two-point perspective!
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