A simple explanation of how to draw or paint a picture using perspective to add depth and greater realism to a picture. Kirsten O'Brien demonstrates how to draw a street scene using perspective to add depth, rather than creating a 'flat' picture. There is reference and comparisons to artistic styles used in the Bayeux Tapestry and Renaissance period.

This clip is from:
Bitesize Primary, Drawing
First broadcast:
13 November 2009

In art class, children could watch the clip to gain a simple understanding about how perspective in art works. It could be useful to watch this clip and work with the children on perspective whilst the class are learning about angles in numeracy. Once children have viewed the clip, they could create their own perspective drawing. Initially, it could be useful to use an image or photograph very similar to the one in the clip. Thereafter, children could draw a perspective scene using an image or photograph of choice.