Monday, June 22, 2009

Cardboard Cityscape or Country Town


Students have particular guidelines to follow. They need to have at least three cardboard layers, with cutouts and additional details adding to their final grades. I give the students a handout of old-fashioned stores, barns, and homes. They can combine them in any way they wish. We talk about how older homes are often symmetrical. I always ask for the projects to be painted in shades. Afterward, they see how nicely all of the "blackened" colors go together.

If the students are going to make a city block, I show them Romare Bearden's, The Block.

2 comments:

Claire said...

Love this. What a great use for cardboard.

Mila Sari said...

very inspirating. x)