Fifth graders studied the Renaissance and the introduction of perspective in Renaissance paintings. Each students created a room that demonstrated knowledge of the rules of perspective. Using perspective creates the illusion of depth and a very realistic looking space. Once the room was complete, we shifted our focus from creating something real to something surreal. Surrealism is all about unexpected images and real looking objects put together in unexpected ways. Students transformed their space into a surrealist landscape by including a background from outer space and pictures cut from magazines.