Renaissance Grid Drawing with the DrawCast app
6th graders studied the characteristics of Renaissance grid drawings and were then sent to the task to recreate this out of Minecraft blocks. Check out the Edmodo folder of DrawCast grid paintings of Renaissance Art
Renaissance Grid Drawing by Albrecht Durer
Renaissance Grid Drawing was a technique used by artists of the time period like Albrecht Durer to capture proportion and distortion in their artwork
Renaissance Grid Drawing Directions
One of the first things that the students had to do was analyze and get inspired by artworks that more than likely used the Renaissance Grid Drawing technique. The students and I found some great samples of artworks in the History Channel’s page on The Italian Renaissance
After viewing and analyzing the artworks the students had to:
- Download the 1/4″ grid that I created for them from Edmodo
- Open up that grid in the DrawCast App
- On the Foreground layer, they should make up a line drawing that shows:
- Inspiration from Anatomy, Religion and Shows Depth
- Color in Lightly over the whole grid
- Turn the grid drawing into Minecraft Art (to be seen in a future post).
- Utilize skills learned from previous DrawCast Female Art Project
Renaissance Grid Drawing Lesson Plan
Renaissance Grid Drawing is something that I have been doing for years now with my students. I have modified this project from an older pre-existing PPT starting on slide 18
Renaissance Grid Drawing Samples of Student Work
Through the years, we have done a variety of art projects that utilize the Renaissance Grid Drawing concept. We have taken photos of the students and they copied grid by grid to created Grid Drawing Self Portraits. Some of the students changed the shape of the grid, such as in the Power Point below, for a distorted grid portrait. For Black History Month celebration, whole classes collaborated on a massive dilated Renaissance Grid Drawing based on a notable celebrity.
The next step will be how these students will create a dilated grid drawing in Minecraft
How have you used Renaissance Grid Drawing techniques in your class?