Build it! Draw it! Using LEGO Objects to Explore Proportion and Perspective

Paul Yanko builds a LEGO structureProject Description

Visual artists share a common, strong foundation: Drawing. In this project, students will build their own LEGO structures to use as they practice their drawing skills. LEGO bricks will be used to develop simple 3D objects that, along with sketches, gradually grow in complexity. Basic drawing media is used to introduce foundation skills in value, perspective and proportion.  You will need a sketchbook or sketch paper, Sharpie, drawing pencil, eraser, ruler and LEGOs or similar building blocks. Request student journals below. 

Guiding Question:

Learning how to tell the story: How do artists approach their work?

Artistic Process


About Paul Yanko

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