Architectural Drawings-Our School

By Jenna Richter | May 17, 2016 | Arts, Mathematics, Project Work

We’ve been working on still-life drawing and painting this year.  I want the students to draw what they see and not learn how I think they should draw something.  The perspective of children while looking at objects is so different than the way most adults encounter them, so much, in my opinion more magical.  We have been talking for a while about doing some architectural drawings of our historic school.

Today we set out to look at the shapes on our building.  They named rectangles, triangles (the dormers are almost triangles), semi-circles and octagon vents.  We noticed the softness of the trees compared to the angles of the building.

 

Clipboards,rulers, pencils ,paper and our keen eyes were all the tools we needed.
Clipboards, rulers, pencils, paper and our keen eyes were all the tools we needed.

 

Students worked for 30-45 minutes adding details and encouraging each other.

 

Boden age 6
Boden age 6
Harlow age 7
Harlow age 7

 

Louie age 6
Louie age 6

 

Finn age 7
Finn age 7

 

Audrey age 7
Audrey age 7

 

We plan to take a walk back to the Thorp Mill in the coming weeks and see if we can try our hand at drawing that as well.