Students began with one large, one medium and one small foam core building and a background of illustration board. I asked that they alternate warm and cool colors, their background color determining the order of their colors. On Day #1, students painted the buildings, windows and cars (which were optional).
I thought about having this as an alternate background -- 3 horizontal strips of foam core, but decided to stay with the single board because of time restraints.
|These are on the drying racks.|
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED watching the kids create these whimsical cityscapes and overheard one little guy saying, "I just love my city!!" This was a great springboard for discussion about color, repetition, balance and size. It was also one of those "no-fail" projects where ALL the results would look fabulous framed and hanging on a wall! The last class had a few extra minutes and we looked at an architectural ABC book I have that generated even more discussion. I would do this lesson again in a nanosecond!!!!