Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Neighborhood and a Neighborhood Coloring Page. It lets students focus on just drawing buildings.
Ask students to consider some city blocks they are familiar with, without worrying how far things really are. The goal is to remember WHAT is there, as opposed to exactly WHERE it is. There’s plenty to consider just with signs and windows, landscaping, etc.
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Neighborhood Coloring Page
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Materials for Neighborhood Project
- Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
- Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
- Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
- Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
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Step by Step Directions for Neighborhood Project
Time needed: 1 hour
How to Draw a Neighborhood
- Divide paper into three equal sections (the bigger the paper the better)
- Draw a library and house.
- Add a car and fire station.
- Draw a group of houses.
- Add a post office and apartment buildings.
- Draw a single house and car.
- Add a school.
- Finish with horizon line and sky.
- Trace with a marker and color.