Black and White Perspective


  • object for still life
  • Paper
  • ruler
  • sharpie

This project was done with teenagers, more specifically eighth graders of ranging ages. The project was to do a simple still life drawing of an object that they brought in or from a bunch of items I had brought in.  Once the still life was complete, they were to add a geometric pattern to the back ground to make the object appear to be in front of the pattern or floating.  With this group of kids we were able to discuss which drawing popped more and which didn't and why.  Was one pattern more effective than another?  Do the thickness of the lines effect the desired outcome?  Why was black and white used as versus color?