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Paint Swatch Architecture

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze famous architects and their structures from around the world and create a series of drawings of those structures on paint swatches. They will cut out the drawings to create a simple skyline collage on construction paper.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will research and analyze famous architects and their structures from around the world.

Students will create line drawings of famous ancient and contemporary structures.

Students will cut out the drawings and create a simple skyline collage.

Teaching Strategies

  • Explain the importance of architectural design in various cultures and societies around the world.
  • Demonstrate how to analyze and draw famous structures from around the world.
  • Show drawing on paint swatches and cutting out the drawings.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

6.VA:Cr2.1

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

7.VA:Cr2.3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Paint swatches
  • Black permanent markers
  • 9” x 12” construction paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencils

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

6.VA:Cr2.1

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

7.VA:Cr2.3

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Steps

Review Architecture

Review architects, architectural styles, and structures.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Survey of Architectural Structures

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Zaha Hadid

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