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Focus on the architecture of performing arts facilities to create a replica of a theater.
Different styles of architecture can be observed in a building's formal elements, and each time period is unique. If possible, have students take an historic building tour in their community. Students sketch different architectural elements seen with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Invite students to search for information about architectural style or history. Famous buildings are easy to research, such as the U.S. Capitol, which was built in the neo-classical style, to emulate the architecture of Rome. How do modern buildings differ from neo-classical architecture?
Share a variety of electric photographs of historic buildings. Discuss the various architectural styles. Pose questions, such as: If you were building a theatre, such as Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., what kind of architecture would you choose? Invite students to sketch their ideas in colored pencil. Include architectural elements, including columns and facades, or a more trim, angular construction seen in more modern buildings.
Students will now construct a building. On a plastic placemat or tray, sculpt Crayola Model Magic to portray a building in bas relief model (somewhat flat, with sculptural elements built on its surface) of the building. Bas relief was used to decorate the pediments (triangular areas under the roof peak) of ancient buildings such as the Parthenon. Dry.
Preparing to paint with Crayola Washable Paints, students cover their work areas with recycled newspaper. Allow time for painting. Dry.
Students build a corrugated cardboard frame to display sculptures. Cut two frames exactly alike with Crayola Scissors. Use Crayola School Glue to glue them together. Decorate one side of the frame with glue designs. Dry.
Decorate the other side with glue designs. Dry.
Paint both sides of the frame to compliment architectural sculpture. Dry.
Use Model Magic to create feet for frame. Form two slightly flattened balls, then press the frame into them. Dry.
Use toothpicks or bamboo skewers as pivots to fasten sculpture into the frame. Push the toothpick partly into the sculpture at the bottom, center point, then apply a small dot of glue to the point of entry. Do the same to the top center point. Place sculpture into the frame by pushing the toothpicks through the wet glue into the cardboard. Apply a dot of glue to the cardboard entry points. Dry flat.
Stand up bas relief model for student viewing. For additional support, glue the Model Magic® feet to a horizontal piece of cardboard.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
Use Crayola® MiniStampers and Markers to create patterned designs similar to traditional Ashanti Adinkra cloth.
Invite students to get presidential with Crayola Model Magic® finger puppets! Then practice questioning skills with pres
Explore cultures through clothing, using a variety of Crayola Colored Pencils and construction paper to make 3-D models
Learn about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the country, past or
Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
Delve into the history and culture of China! Research geography, inventions, or other aspects, then sculpt a symbolic di
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