Art Lesson: Holiday Houses
Art Lesson: Holiday Houses
Art Lesson: Holiday Houses
Art Lesson: Holiday Houses

Art Lesson: Holiday Houses

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Intended for Grades 2+

Looking for a new holiday art lesson?

This holiday house lesson includes two different versions so it can be used from 2nd-8th grade!

Simplified Version (2nd-4th): 

Students will learn about what an architect does and then talk about what features are necessary for a home (after comparing and contrasting a number of homes - house, apartment, igloo, houseboat, etc.). Afterwards students will create their own house drawing (or if you're short on time - can use one of the 6 house templates included) and then decorate them using chalk and oil pastels!

Advanced Version (5th-8th):

The advanced version of this lesson focuses on drawing in two-point perspective. First students will learn about drawing forms in two-point perspective in a variety of position (above, on, and below the horizon line). They'll also learn about how the positioning of vanishing points can distort and alter the look of a form.
Then they'll learn how to draw a house in two-point perspective.

Finally they'll learn how to use chalk and oil pastels to decorate their drawings to make them really come alive! 

Materials Needed:

  • Black Construction Paper (8.5”x11” used in teachers example - though you can change this) **I recommend Pacon Tru-Ray construction paper
  • Chalk Pastels
  • Oil Pastels
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Paper towels or baby wipes for student hands while working with pastels

This package includes:

  • 2 different approaches to this Holiday House lesson
  • 4 PowerPoint presentations (2 animated PPTs focusing on two-point perspective, 1 with visual step-by-step directions for doing the chalk and oil pastel, and 1 exploring architecture and house design)
  • Teacher's Sample
  • 6 Outlined House Templates
  • House Design Inspiration Handout
  • 2 Two-Point Perspective Direction Handouts (simple and advanced)
  • 2 Two-Point Perspective Direction Minibooks (simple and advanced)

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