Lesson 3: Introduction to Two-Point Perspective Drawings



This lesson will be very similar to the opening lesson in this unit. In our first unit, one-point perspective drawings were introduced. In this lesson, two-point perspective drawings will be taught. The general format and concepts of two-point perspective drawings are similar, however, they are different enough to require their own lesson. We will be using all of the same vocabulary terms as we did in one-point perspectives, the drawing setup is very similar, but the drawing itself is quite different.

We will be working on sketches with this lesson as well. After speaking with several advisors in the engineering and architectural fields, they suggest that it is still important for students to have sketching skills. They recognize that most of the industry does their finished work on some form of a CAD system, however, they still want employees to have sketching knowledge.

The hook and set section of the last lesson compared one-point and two-point perspective drawings. I feel that the students would see the redundancy in completing another such task, so this lesson will omit the hook and set aspect of the lesson.

Lesson Time

Vocabulary and introduction
20 Minutes
Demo and Lesson Instructions
20 Minutes
Lab time
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Design
Grade Levels
  • 11

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will review the vocabulary terms that were introduced in the one-point perspective drawing lesson.
  • Students will learn how to sketch above and below a horizon line using two vanishing points.
  • Students will be able to determine which type of perspective drawings will work the best for the type of objects that are being drawn.

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