1. Students will be introduced to the work of Wayne Thiebaud, specifically the cake pieces of work. Discussion will be led deeper into how artists create perspective in art, and how it is important to use correct angles for our work to look correct.
2. The teacher then does a directed line drawing going slowly through each step first so students can see an example being done. The teacher highlights the math vocabulary that is integral to the lesson such as:
- Line Segment
- Acute Angle
- Parallel Lines
3. After the teacher does the line drawing alone the students are encouraged to work at the same time as the educator repeats it including additional resources to help the students. These resources can be printed out and given to students, projected, or written on the board. A sample handout can be downloaded here.
4. Students are then encouraged to add details such as multiple layers, wording, an aluminum foil cake, and a simple black piece of paper for a background.
For the art weary, this can be done with simple materials. Crayons and markers lend themselves perfectly to this lesson where precision is necessary.
For the art educators, students could delve deeper into this lesson and paint with different color schemes. They could limit their palettes to warm, cool, analogous, or monochromatic colors only.