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How to Draw a City

Starting with a grid will help your students learn how to draw a city, especially if they get to see some fun variations on the usual buildings.

Yes, you could bring out rulers to help your students draw nice straight lines, but they can be cumbersome and hard to manage. The next best thing is to start with a sheet of drawing paper that has already has a light grid on it, and then a matching tutorial. Both are available in the PDF tutorial that is linked below, and both will help young artists practice their fine motor skill line drawing.


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Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw a City

  1. Draw the ground line. Start the left buildings.

  2. Draw two more buildings.

  3. Add roof top details and clock tower.

  4. Draw the windows and chimney of left building.

  5. Draw windows and door of next building.

  6. Draw window in the next building.

  7. Draw the window and door for the last building.

  8. Finish with top windows and lamp post.

  9. Trace with a black marker and color.

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