This lesson is designed to further students’ knowledge of 3D figures and views of them from different perspectives.
- We will develop our spatial ability and be able to interpret 3D drawings more meaningfully.
- We will be able to describe perspective seen in a drawing.
- Given a 3D drawing of an object, we will be able to draw it from three different perspectives.
- Participation in class discussions
- Warm Up activities
- Oblik IV worksheet
- Challenge Activity worksheet
- Document camera/projector
- Art Images (linked below in the activities)
- Warm Up activity
- Activity pages (5–7)
North Carolina Curriculum Alignment
After your field trip to the Asheville Art Museum, have your students talk about their visit. Encourage them to discuss artworks they saw, identifying which ones they liked the most/least and why. Ask them to talk about the studio activity and what they created.
This is used as a warm-up activity prior to Activity One: Oblik IV.
- Project page 1 of the Warm Up activity. Ask students to describe the form they are seeing.
- Have students draw the object as it would appear from the side, front, and top. Give students ample time to observe and draw each view. As the majority of the students are finished, reveal the solutions on page 2.
- Briefly discuss the solutions as a class. Discuss with students why they may find it challenging or simple to draw the views flattened out into a two-dimensional format. Check that students are understanding directions.
- Continue this process through problems #2–6 of the Warm Up activity.
Activity One: Oblik IV
- Project Mark Spalatin’s Oblik IV. Ask students to describe what they see. It is a very interesting drawing and students will likely point out many features of it, including the artist’s use of color and how the stacked shapes are similar and drawn proportionally.
- Continue projecting Oblik IV. Provide students with the Oblik IV worksheet (activity page 5). Ask students to start on page 5 by drawing just the top form in Spalatin’s artwork as they see it and then follow the next set of instructions to draw it from the top, side, and front.
- Encourage or require students to try the Challenge Activity worksheets (activity pages 6–7) in which they are asked to draw the side view, top view, and front view of the entire Oblik IV. Review drawings as a class or collect papers.