Art and Architecture

Today was our third week as architects. During art class we have been studying architecture and design by looking at beautiful slideshows Ms. Claudia has that showcase interesting houses and buildings from all over the world. These artistic structures are built out of various materials and are all sorts of shapes and sizes. After watching the slideshows the children talk about what they saw and what was interesting to them. We talk about building materials, and shapes that are architecturally strong. Today we read a wonderful book called Iggy Peck Architect, about a 2nd Grade boy who saves the day when he and classmates build a bridge over a river on a class field trip. The teacher, who had been annoyed by his building attempts, comes to appreciate them. 🙂 Then Ms. Claudia shows the supplies we’ll be using to build, and the children get to work! We’ve used various types of paper, cardboard, and toilet paper rolls over past couple weeks. Today the children constructed with straws, pipe cleaners, and twist ties as well. Here are some of their creations from today. (Their paper sculptures from last week are hanging in the lunch room.)

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