This is the blog for the Waitsfield Elementary School Art Program in Waitsfield Vermont. This site is maintained by Nora McDonough. It contains photographs and information about past and current art projects completed at all levels, K-6.
Fifth and sixth grade artists are studying Vermont artist Sabra Field. Many of her prints have buildings in them: houses, barns, churches, etc. As artists planned their Sabra Field-inspired landscapes, I realized we needed to have some instruction around drawing houses. I found a great step-by-step video that helped to simplify the process. Although I often shy away from directed drawing instruction, I felt this worked really well and most students were satisfied with the results.
Perspective, Vanishing point, Angle, Horizon, Point of view
Check out this video for some tips on drawing houses with perspective:
First and second grade artists learned about warm and cool colors. We used liquid watercolor paints to paint a page in each text of colors. Then we cut one paper to make a loom and the other to make the strips. Beautiful!