Star City High School art students recently expanded their knowledge of the world around them through the exploration of space.
While space is often thought of as the final frontier, in art, space is the element of art that refers to the emptiness or area between, around, above, below, or within objects.
Students in Roger Darren High’s art I classes at Star City High School recently studied how to create the illusion of space in art by utilizing linear perspective to draw rooms as part of a lesson involving interior design.
Interior design is a discipline that looks after designing all of the interiors of a space. This can include things like flooring, windows, doors, walls, lighting, furniture, and miscellaneous design pieces. The goal of interior design is generally to make a space that is both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
Each student created a detailed drawing of a bedroom, living room, kitchen, or another room by applying the artistic concepts of one-point perspective in order to create the illusion of depth and volume on a two-dimensional surface.
Students decided where to place doors and windows, the type and arrangement of furniture, lightning, walls, flooring, ceiling, and other details.
The lesson taught students how to use linear perspective, overlapping, size, placement, and detail in order to show space in artwork by creating a drawing of an imagined room interior.
The linear perspective room drawings helped students understand how to use perspective in order to create artwork that looks realistic, while establishing connections to an art related career.
Students will apply the concepts learned to future art projects. The drawings created by the art I students are currently on exhibit at Star City High School.