Murals of Our Towns and Villages

Grade 3

Linda Pfisterer, Art Specialist

Students learn about muralist Diego Rivera and how he used perspective to show near and far. A mural of their own town or village is drawn after planning the important resources, buildings, animals and landmarks that need to be included in the mural.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. learn the elements of perspective from a painting Sugar Cane by Diego Rivera.
  2. learn abou tmurals and discuss any murals they might have in their community.
  3. draw the most important buildings and landmarks in their community for the mural.
  4. discuss how size, overlapping and placement of objects are used to show the illusion of space, especially near and far, while assembling the mural.