How to Draw a Pagoda?2 min read

Activities for Kids Oct 24, 2021



How to Draw a Pagoda?2 min read

Everyone loves a little art project that’s done just for fun! Your child will learn how to draw a pagoda with this easy step-by-step tutorial. But first, let’s understand what a pagoda is.

What is a Pagoda?

A Pagoda is a long, tower-like structure made of brick, stone, or wood. It is multistoried and could be a solid or a hollow structure. Pagodas are usually found in East and Southeast Asia. Most pagodas are built for religious purposes and associated with Buddhism.

The structure of a pagoda is derived from the stupa, which is a hemispherical domed monument that was first constructed in Nepal (ancient India). These stupas gradually evolved into various forms and spread across Asia.
The oldest pagoda can be tracked back to the 3rd century B.C.

What materials are required to draw a Pagoda?

To draw a pagoda, you will require the following materials

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Drawing Paper
  • Black Marker
  • Crayons/Color Pencils

How long will it take to draw a Pagoda?

It should take kids about 45 minutes to draw a pagoda.

How to draw a Pagoda?

A pagoda is certainly a fun art project to try out, especially for students who are learning about eastern and southeastern culture and architecture.

Using drawing guides/guidelines is always a good idea when drawing. Guides help by providing a reference point while drawing. To make guidelines, draw dotted lines with your pencil – horizontally and vertically – on your drawing paper. You could alternatively fold your drawing paper both ways to create those guidelines.

Learn how to draw a pagoda by following these easy steps

Step 1: Start by drawing the bottom of the pagoda, the bottom door and walls.
Step 2: Now draw those curvy sides of the roof.
Step 3: Draw the rooftop and add curved lines.
Step 4: Finish drawing the roof with a wavy line.
Step 5: Start drawing the top floor walls and curvy sides.
Step 6: Now draw the top of the roof and the roof lines.
Step 7: Finish the top roof with a wavy line and add details.
Step 8: Draw the windows of the pagoda. You can add a horizon line too.
Step 9: Outline your pagoda drawing with a black marker and color it.

Now you know how to draw a pagoda! We hope this tutorial piqued your interest in southeast Asian architecture.


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