Many children learn how to draw a house one way and then repeat that same shape. Here are a few other ideas.
Drawing buildings calls for a more organized kind of thinking. Lines need to be neat and orderly, if one wants to draw something that looks like it is standing straight and tall.
Houses are a great place to start, as everyone is familiar with how they often look. The only catch is that many students kind of get in a rut of always drawing them the same way. To encourage an interest in architecture, it’s nice to give students some inspiration for different possibilities. Keep scrolling down for a few more options besides just this one.
- Draw a House Tutorial(click for a PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a House
- Draw a door and a frame in the center.
- Add stairs below.
- Draw a symmetrical frame around it.
- Add an extension to the left.
- Draw the roof edge and chimney.
- Add a center window and lamps by the door.
- Draw two more similar windows.
- Finish with side trees and horizon line.
- Trace with a marker and color.