How to Draw – 7 Wonders of the Ancient World – Upside-Down Drawing




Students will learn how to draw the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World by using an upside-down drawing strategy and a grid. Kids will choose one of 7 Wonders to turn upside-down and draw on special grid paper in this art lesson. You’ll get coloring pages of all 7 Wonders of the World with grids over them for reference, along with pages for students to research more about each sculpture or building.  I’ve drawn each of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World in 2 levels of difficulty. In addition, I’ve taken just a portion of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and made them into several more uncomplicated illustrations for younger students to use.

This drawing strategy helps students focus on drawing each line and shape instead of thinking about the entire picture.

Your students will:

  • Learn about the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Draw one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World


  • Ancient History
  • Visual Art

What You Get:

  • Teacher Instructions – (6 pages)
  • 7 Wonders Research – (9 pages)
  • Upside-down drawings – (11 pages)
  • Grid Paper – (5 pages)

>>>>> A total of 31 pages

Have you ever tried an upside-down drawing?

What happens in your brain is that instead of naming each part you are drawing, your brain focuses more on the lines and shapes you are drawing. Eliminating the name of what you are drawing helps you draw what you see, not what you think you see. Unfortunately, sometimes your brain can get in the way!! You might be blown away at how well your students can draw (upside-down)!

This lesson will meet the needs of a wide range of learners from elementary to middle school. You can use this set to differentiate or use it with a variety of age levels.

This idea of drawing upside-down was made popular by Mona Brookes in her book Drawing with Children. If you are a homeschool teacher using her book to teach your kids to draw, this lesson will fit right into your Ancient History unit.


Easily download this PDF with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after your purchase and you can begin drawing right away!


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