Artists as Architects

Creative planners influencing the world.

Content Objective

Understand that cities are places from which new aesthetic trend originate evolve and spread.

Enduring Understanding: The creative vision of architects shape the development of cities around the world.

Life Skills: Creativity, Focus,receiving constructive feedback, accountability

Skills and Techniques

Demonstrate understanding of 1-point perspective.
Interior
Exterior part 1
Exterior part 2
Additional skills:

Demonstrate and recognize two kinds of balance: symmetry and asymmetry.

Recognize and create three layers of space in art: foreground, middle ground, and background.

Demonstrate the use of value to create realism in drawings; form shading and cast shading.

Find examples of near-large and far-small relationships to depth perception.

Demonstrate the use of line, shape, color, value, space, and texture in art.

Express a preference for one artwork over others and offer a reason.

Describe similarities and differences in pairs of artwork.

Use art vocabulary to talk about art and share themes, subjects, or main ideas.
Techniques:

1-pt perspective / 2-pt perspective

hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, blending
Elements and Principles: Line, Perspective, Value, Proportion, scale

Find your own inspiration

Go take pictures of angles of the school. Look for examples of 1-point perspective at home, or in your neighborhood. Take pictures!

Print pictures in B&W, then ‘redesign’ or enhance certain areas using colored markers or watercolor.

The Design Problem

Use everything you’ve learned about linear perspective, fore-middle and background and value to create a realistic drawing of the interior or exterior of a building/city street.
Media (what it's made of): pencil on paper or colored pencil on paper with marker (optional)

Critique and Reflection

Critique method: PQS (Praise Question Suggestion)

Express a preference for one artwork over others and offer a reason.

Explain ideas, thoughts, experiences and feelings expressed in personal artwork.

Describe similarities and differences in pairs of artwork.

Use art vocabulary to talk about art and share themes, subjects, or main ideas.

“I communicate through my work.”

“I solve problems.”

“I reflect.”