Drawing a Straight Line


Perspective drawing is a perfect example of the integration of curriculum, technical knowledge, and artistry in a Waldorf school. Seventh graders study Renaissance masters such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt, examining how they used perspective in their paintings. Next, students employ their new skills to draw tree-lined streets, ocean-side boardwalks, and cityscapes. Many students will even attempt to reproduce works by the masters, such as Rembrandt’s “The School of Athens.”