Depth Scene Project

Project Title: Depth Scene Project

Description: Create a scene using multiple layers of transparency paper to create depth

Author: Francesca

Grade level or Target Age Range: middle school

Historical Art Examples or References: Dustin Yellin – artist

Vocabulary: Depth

Materials: transparency paper, tape, paper, scissors, color pencils, pencils

Anticipatory Set: Discussion on depth


  1. Draw and color layers to a scene
  2. Each layer is a part of the background
  3. Tape them to different layers of transparency
  4. Together, they create the illusion of depth

Discussion: Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.

  1. What is depth?
  2. How do you achieve depth?