Observation Drawing of the Built Environment – Grade 2

Second graders have started their drawing unit connected to their Acton Long Ago studies.  The focus is understanding why artists would draw the built environment, and how artists need to go about that to accurately record the built environment.




One class period was spent on practicing observation drawing of one of three buildings in Acton: Town Hall, Exchange Hall, or The Acton Memorial Library. Students created these drawings from reference photos, since we couldn’t take a field trip to these buildings in a 45 minute period!

Check out photos of room 8 working below.  I am so impressed by the focus of each second grade during this class period. 

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