Teachers Lesson Plans

The Tools of Perspective : Grade 4-6


This lesson introduces students to the study of pictorial space by considering some European paintings in the National Gallery of Canada?s collection. Students learn to make a traditional drawing grid that will assist them in understanding perspective in their own drawings.


Students will understand how to use a grid to depict the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.


Students will identify and use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and processes to depict a landscape.


Students will describe how art tools, materials and techniques affect their own artistic choices.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson plan also explores the subject areas of language arts, history and geography, mathematics and science and technology..


3- 20 minute periods