I found this idea here:
http://www.onceuponanartroom.com/2013/01/perspective-art-galleries.html
http://www.onceuponanartroom.com/search/label/One%20Point%20Perspective
http://www.onceuponanartroom.com/ 
Check out this Art Education Blog. It has some great ideas.
This site has great information to help students understand:
http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/one-point-perspective-drawing

Understand that:

  • Objects above the horizon line are drawn as if you are looking up at them (you see the bottom of the object)
  • Objects below the horizon line are drawn as if you are looking down at them (you see the top of the object)
  • Objects that are neither above nor below the horizon line are drawn as if you are looking directly at them (you see neither the top or the bottom of the object)

One point perspective: definition

Dictionary.com define one point perspective as:

“…a mathematical system for representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that radiate from one point on a horizon line…”

Although this definition sounds complicated, the concept is relatively simple. One point perspective is a drawing method that shows how things appear to get smaller as they get further away, converging towards a single ‘vanishing point’ on the horizon line. It is a way of drawing objects upon a flat piece of paper (or other drawing surface) so that they look three-dimensional and realistic.

Drawing in one point perspective is usually appropriate when the subject is viewed ‘front-on’ (such as when looking directly at the face of a cube or the wall of building) or when looking directly down something long, like a road or railway track. It is popular drawing method with architects and illustrators, especially when drawing room interiors. To understand more about the history of perspective in art, please read our accompanying Guide to Linear Perspective – seriously, check out this site. It is so very helpful. http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/one-point-perspective-drawing

 
Supplies:
9 x 12 Paper
Markers
Colored Pencils
Rulers
Pencils
Erasers

 
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For this 7th Grade project, I had the kids combine the old with the new.  They were required to incorporated James Rizzi Art with Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.  The project was quite involved, but I was very pleased with the results.  

Directions:

I talked a little about James Rizzi.  We have posted on him before click here James Rizzi Post.  Also, I showed a video on Rizzi Art.  Click here for James Rizzi Video
Then, I talked about  Vincent Van Gogh and Starry Night.  We have posted on Van Gogh many times.  Click here for previous Van Gogh posts.  I found a cool interactive video.  Click here for Van Gogh Interactive Video on Youtube by xldear23. 

I gave a refresher course on one point perspective.  

Then, I told the students to draw a city using one point perspective.
I told them to use James Rizzi Style buildings.
Also, they had to have a Day or Night Sky in the Vincent Van Gogh “Starry Night” style.

They drew with pencil, outlined with sharpie, painted with watercolor, and outlined with sharpie again.

Have a look at the results!
Yes, this was a C O M P L I C A T E D  project.  Here’s “Complicated” that was released by Avril Lavigne in 2002.

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