Fourth Grade art students have the job of architects these days at Zilker Elementary! They are hard at work designing two story houses out of cardboard. For inspiration, we looked at photos of older houses, and discussed their texture and details. Then we started constructing our houses. We have to use a lot of glue to make the house structurally sound. We also had to think about the function of the houses and what they needed to be functional for living: four walls, windows, a door, and a slanted roof with an overhang to keep the house dry.
Next, we are adding details and making our houses have a variety of textures and details. We talked about having a variety of different styles of windows, and making different kinds of textures on different walls: bricks, stones, peeling paint, or boards. Last, we will add little extra details, like porch lights, chimneys, or whatever else our imaginations come up with!