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Studio Art - Architecture House Drawings Lesson Plan

Architecture House Drawings Lesson Plan
Students will draw a detailed 2 point perspective architectural house with pencil and then outline it with sharpie. They then will add color. 

The students will:
  • Use the whole page
  • Draw a house accurately
  • Use rulers to draw straight lines.
  • Show accurate 2 point perspective.

Art Standards

Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Horizontal Line: the horizon is where the land (or sea) and sky meet. In painting perspective, it's the level your eyes are at, an imaginary line to which things recede.

Linear Perspective:The illusion of depth, representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that recede from one point (one-point perspective) two points (two-point perspective) or several points on a horizon line as perceived by a viewer. 

One Point perspective: the drawing has a single vanishing point

Two Point Perspective:  is a type of linear perspective.  In two-point perspective, there exist two points from which an object’s lines recede from; the sides of the object vanish to one of two vanishing points on the horizon line.

Orthogonal Lines: Perspective diagonal lines that point to the vanishing point.

Parallel: side by side lines and having the same distance continuously between them.

Recede: go or move back or further away

Vanishing Point: a point on the horizon line where the orthogonal lines appear to meet.

Art Materials

  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Black sharpies
  • Color sharpies
  • Rulers
  • Packets with various house photos or drawings
  • Packets with architectural element information



Did the students:
  • Use the whole page
  • Draw a house accurately
  • Use rulers to draw straight lines.
  • Show accurate perspective.



1. Draw two vanishing points and horizon line and a vertical line that represents the basic height of the building.
2. Draw the two plain sides of the building.
3. Draw the two windows in position, remember to project lines back to the vanishing point on the right.
4. Add the door including the small glass window. Take care to project guidelines to the right hand V.P.

5.Add the path in the same way as seen in the previous drawing exercise.
6. Add the two guidelines. These will mark the point of the conventional roof.
7. Add the side of the conventional roof (left hand side).

8. Complete the conventional roof.

Art Career Paths
Animation Careers:

Studio Art
Objective: Students will learn about the different career paths of art that exist and what the local colleges offer for the arts. Students will think about which art career path appeals to them and then create a poster either by themselves or with others in the same career path to illustrate what the art career path is all about.

National Art Standards
Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to

Poster Materials You May Use: Pencil, Markers, Printed out images that is approved by Mrs. Mayville.  Scissors and glue sticks to cut out and attach to final poster.

Poster ideas: click here
Resources for students:
Click Here for Google Document with Art Career List

Poster Directions:

  • Choose 1 career path. Include at least 3 colleges, 3 jobs, and 3 companies on your poster.

  • Sketch an idea on draft paper.

  • Show Mrs. Mayville

  • If approved by Mrs. Mayville, your team may get final large sized paper to begin the final poster.



An illustrator is an artist who specializes in enhancing writing by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text or idea. The illustration may be intended to clarify complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually, which is the reason illustrations are often found in children's books.[1]

Illustrations have been used in advertisements, architectural rendering, greeting cards, posters, books, graphic novels, storyboards, manuals, business, magazines, shirts greeting cards, video games and newspapers (comics section, or political cartoons) etc..

See some examples of Mrs. Mayville's favorite illustrators here:


  • Choose your style (realistic, cartoon, simple, etc.)
  • Choose your art materials (color pencils, Sharpie, ink & watercolor, collage, computer, mixed media)
  • How are you going to use the page? (borders, circle, 2 page spread)
  • Practice, practice, practice sketches then final
  • Look at books, find inspiration, and figure out what style you like and want to try to do for your story.

Websites that share well known illustrators:

Some of my favorite illustrators:

willy wonka quentin blake

How do you stop the ink running when you add watercolour?ink

“I use waterproof ink: a brand called 'Higgins Black Magic'.  Then I can add the watercolour afterwards without the lines getting smudged.  Sometimes I use ordinary, non-waterproof inks, perhaps because they come in different colours, or because I'd like the line to be a bit blurry.”
Barbara Cooney



Jim Davis

My brother’s favorite:

Calvin and Hobbes

Creator: Bill Watterson

Some Comic Book Illustrators:
Phil Hester

Jim Lee

Neal Adams

Darwin Cook

More Comic Book illustrators: Jack Kirby, Alex Ross, David Aja, Frank Miller.