Mutant Schnauzer Attacks City!
OK. Not really. This is, of course a teaser about the latest Picasso's Basement project.
|And so it begins....|
I wanted them to learn more about all styles of architecture and since we are so close to New York City I knew the kids would really get excited about this.
I started by saving all sorts of interesting boxes, cans, tubes and containers. I painted them white and tossed them in a giant crate. The students have to pick through to find what they think will work to help them best represent the buildings' architectural elelments.
There will be more to come of this project in the next couple of weeks as I have two groups of artists working on this, each group working for 2 weeks.
|Taking a break. After all, the Empire State Building|
wasn't built in a day!
|Hard at work on the Guggenheim Museum|
So far the students have learned about many kinds of architecture including:
- Art Deco (Empire State and Chrysler Buildings)
- Renaissance Revival (Flat Iron Building)
- Beaux-Art (Washington Square Arch, Main Branch of the NYPublic Library)
- Gothic (St. Patrick's Cathedral)
- Post Modern (the Lipstick Building)
Plus they have mastered how be inspired without creating an exact replica and, most importantly how to make the most out of an empty fruit container!
So stay tuned please! There will be much more to come!
Oh, and don't forget to vote for Picasso's Basement at
2 days of voting to go!