Once we had the definition down, we put our knowledge to work. This lesson was also a good opportunity for me to show students how to hold and use a ruler as a straight edge. I think it is an important skill to have, especially in art, and without this demonstration, a lot of them get tangled up in their own arms! I had them make an eight sided shape somewhere on the top half of their paper and draw a small dot (or "point") anywhere on the bottom half of their paper. We discussed how to match up the corners from the shape down to the point and how to know which ones to draw and which ones would be behind the three-dimensional version of the shape if it were real.
The kids did a great job and were eager to show off their one point perspective skills during their finished early time too! Many of them played around with drawing more shapes and even letters in one point perspective! It's fun to see them take a lesson and run with it by exploring other options. I wish I had taken some pictures of their free time perspective drawings, they were pretty impressive!