Sensation and Perception
Web Activity Lesson Plans
"All In Perspective"
Students have read about how our brains and senses work together to organize and interpret information into meaningful experiences. In this exercise, students will research how artists use the principles of perceptual organization and depth cues to make two-dimensional drawings appear three-dimensional.
Lesson DescriptionInstructional Objectives
Students will use information from these Web sites to learn about the methods that give depth to artists' drawings. Students will read about the depth cues of relative height and size, texture gradient, aerial perspective, and interposition. They will also read about the use of figure-ground perception in art and read discussions about the works of Sandro Botticelli, M. C. Escher, Seurat, and others. Students will then apply this information by making a drawing using the principles of perceptual organization and depth cues.
- Students will be able to outline the principles and depth cues involved in perception.
- Students will be able to use this knowledge to make a drawing, listing the principles and depth cues used within the sketch.