The 4th graders have started to make their names look 3-Dimensional by using 1-Point Perspective.
I start by having the students draw their name in BOX letters, outlining it with black sharpie markers and then coloring it in too.
Then they draw a vanishing point. This point is where all of the lines will disappear to. All corners, unless they run into their letter right away, are connected. If the eventually run into a letter, they stop.
They first draw in pencil and the outline the lines with sharpie pen.
They complete this lesson by using colored pencil and showing VALUE. Value is the light and dark of a color.
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!