Today I began to show my grade 11 students how to set up a drawing using 2-point perspective. They enjoyed the review of 1-point perspective from grade 9 and they talked to each other as they tried to solve some problems in their practice drawings. Awesome. …but something felt like it was missing.
Recently, I had viewed a video on YouTube created by Mark Crilley. It put me in mind of comics and video games, which I seem to neglect as a resource in my class. I think I’ve been missing out! A recent tweet from Technology in The Arts linked to an article called Art, Games, Art Games! — a definite eye-opener! Why have I not focused a bit more attention on art that can be fun and engaging?
So… here is my experiment: I’ve asked them to bring in their games. Especially games that use perspective in an interesting way. We’re learning this stuff for a reason, right? I plan to learn a bit about video games (maybe even try a few), have fun, and show them how they can use their art skills beyond high school. I honestly can’t wait!