The idea for this project came from Mrs. Knight’s Smartest Artists. Kinders became architects in the art room and learned all about designs, shapes, and stamping. We began by sketching buildings, houses, and skyscrapers. A big thank-you shout out to my dad who is an architect for donating “blueprints.” I was informed that architects no longer design on blue paper due to the chemicals and the fact that in 2014 there is such a thing as technology to do that sort of thing. My dad gave me tons of awesome building plans to show the kids. They looked through books from the media center to get inspiration for their buildings. The next week, we printed by stanmping white shapes on blue paper. It was a delightful mess! To wrap up the project, kinders used tempera cakes to paint their buildings.
The theme of architecture will take us into our next unit of sculptural houses 🙂