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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, take an historic building tour in your community. Sketch different architectural elements you see with Crayola® Colored Pencils. 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?
If you were building a theatre, such as Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., what kind of architecture would you choose? Sketch your ideas in colored pencil. Include architectural elements that you like the best, including columns and facades, if you like the neo-classical style, or a more trim, angular construction if you prefer modern buildings.
On a plastic placemat or tray, sculpt Crayola Model Magic to portray your building in bas relief model (somewhat flat, with sculptural elements built on its surface) of your building. Bas relief was used to decorate the pediments (triangular areas under the roof peak) of ancient buildings such as the Parthenon. Dry.
Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Color the bas relief model with Crayola Washable Paints and Paint Brushes.
Build a corrugated cardboard frame to display your sculpture. 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 your frame to compliment your architectural sculpture. Dry.
Use Model Magic to create feet for your frame. Form two slightly flattened balls, then press the frame into them. Dry.
Use toothpicks or bamboo skewers as pivots to fasten your 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 your 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 your bas relief model. 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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Create a Model Magic® finger puppet of a president you research then use puppets to interview other presidential finger
Build an imaginative fortress, castle, or chateau using Crayola® Model Magic®.
Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
Join in the Moomba fun! Parade down St. Kilda Street in Melbourne, Australia, with trams decorated for the celebration.
What do you know about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the countr
Delve into the history and culture of China! Research geography, inventions, or other aspects, then sculpt a symbolic di
How in this media rich era can we use students’ creative energy to develop original songs and visual posters that captur
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