Create A Family Tree

Riana van Staden
A free video tutorial from Riana van Staden
International Artist
4.2 instructor rating • 5 courses • 43,855 students

Lecture description

Follow these steps to produce your very own family tree masterpiece you'll be proud to hang on your wall.

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  • Have an understanding of abstract art
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  • Create their own mind maps
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  • Understand the psychology of colour
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English [Auto] You'll need a ruler a large piece of paper or pay. A pencil a pack of small sticky notes and a calligraphy pen. You'll also need some information regarding all the individual family members you're going to be adding to your family tree. This will include information such as their names date and place of birth and dates of deaths. Bring a family tree is all about planning and the first decision to make is how big it's going to be. The tree can be as big as 20 generations or a small three and deciding on the size of your tree. Consider the following. How big is the piece of paper or poster board. You're going to use and how much information have you been able to gather. Determine through your genealogy research how many generations of information you actually have. Poultry should end where you first encounter a blank regarding information about Generation. Next you'll have to think about how large you want your writing to be. A good rule of thumb is to start with around four or five generations. The next step is to create the grid drawing a grid and your paper will ensure you keep all the field generations and your tree straight and even turn your paper so that it in landscape. Then measure the height and width to assess the height of the grid plot. You need to divide the height of the paper by the amount of generation you're going to include. For example if the paper is 20 inches tall and you're going to include 5 generations then each grid block will be 4 inches tall. And go ahead and divide the paper with by the amount of individuals in your final generation. I've included this guide for you. The amount of individuals per generation is as following on Generation equals one individual two generations two individuals three generations equals four individuals and four generations equals eight individuals five generations equals six individuals and six generations equaling thirty two. That means if the width of the paper is 32 inches and you're including five generations or 16 individuals then each of the great blocks will have a bit of two inches next transfer the measurements you've worked out onto the edges of the paper top bottom and sides. Is this using your ruler and pencil marking the distances of your grid onto the paper. Now using your ruler again cross-strait faint line from top to bottom at each point that you've marked once all the vertical lines drawn. Doing the same horizontally. Bill great. Should now fill the whole of the paper. Each of your grid blocks represents an individual member in your family tree. Now is a good time to use those sticky notes rather than choosing to write information directory on your tree. This will save your tree from getting messy from any mistakes made early on. Say for every member you intend to add to your tree. Write down their name and significant dates on a sticky note. Then arrange the notes on to your grade starting with the first generation at the bottom. Now it's time to design your tree shape using the placement of the sticky notes as a guide. Use a pencil to night sketch the branches and the tree trunk. Make all of your lines faint so that they are easily raised. Should you make a mistake and you're happy with your design. Use a calligraphy pen or something similar and go back over the fence lines you created with pencil. Next you can transfer the information from the sticky note to the corresponding grid block on the paper. Be certain that spacing Oakridge block will hold all the information you need to match and you may find that you need to make your writing smaller than normal. Concentrate on transferring one sticky nights worth of information at any one time. So that you don't get confused. Once you've added the information you can confidently discard your sticky note. When you have all the family members at each You can erase all the faint quit lines and enhance your tree with this much coloring and shading as you wish.