International School of Florence


Stack of Books

Direct Observation: Using 2 point perspective do a drawing of a pile of books lying down on a table.


Each book with have separate vanishing points


Include a background


Medium: Pencil


Include all values!


Only include writing if you want to make this project more challenging and you are positive that you can do the writing in perspective.


(Do not copy the student examples. This is a DIRECT OBSERVATION drawing)

The above example has exceptional detail. The prescriptive is a bit off on the books. Can you see where?

This drawing is a good example with a wide variety of values and detail. The perspective is a little off on the Volume Library 2 book.

Homework Policy

All homework is due at the START of class on the due date posted on the website.

LATE homework  is homework that is turned in at the end of the class that it is due or the next art class = 1 grade lower

Homework turned in later then the following art class = ZERO

Homeworks are explained in class and Internet connectivity is not an excuse for not completing homework.  The website is to aid you in your homework.

If you put in effort into a homework but it did not come out as you expected or you misunderstood the assignment:  You may redo it for a better grade within one week.

Absent:  You are responsible to find out what assignments you missed while absent. Generally 1 day will be given for each day missed to make up assignments. Write ABSENT next to your name on the back of the assignment.



How to earn a good grade on your homework

Homework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).

Follow the instructions for each homework.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.


Art Teachers

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