Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D. wrote: > > At 7:44 AM 08/10/1997, Kara Lee English wrote: > >Dear All, > >I am looking for ideas on using architecture in the art classroom at > >any age level. Do you have any great web sites, or lesson ideas or > >crerative uses for teaching art by using architecture? > >Thanks, > >Kara English > >kenglish > > There is a great book called Hopper's Places. It is a book of Hopper's > paintings of houses, buildings, etc. Go to books in print and see if you > can find it. It is in my office at school instead of at home. I always > thought it would be a great idea to study his art and then have children do > drawings and paintings, etc of the exteriors of houses within their local > communities. You could take photographs of interesting houses and bring > them in as resource material. The children could also take photographs. > You could compare and contrast Victorian homes with more modern styles of > architecture. You could also introduce many architectural terms such as > facade, cornice, double-hung sash, etc. > > Another twist would be to use the web. There are some great sites on Frank > Lloyd Wright, in particular the Guggenheim Museum with great pictures. You > could have students design an art museum. There are also some great sites > on Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. Of course, there are probably some > great sites on the great Gothic cathedrals. > > One of my students did an entire unit on the Architecture and culture of > the Barn in America. She did some great stuff and had some great pictures. > > Hopes this helps a little. > > Diane > > Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D. > Associate Professor of Art Education > Department of Art and Design > Southwest Texas State University > San Marcos, Texas 78666 > dg09 (university e-mail in San Marcos) > dianegregory (home e-mail in Austin)
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