Students will design a new building for their community, explaining how their ideas influenced their artistic decisions. The Vanna Venturi House provides a case study of how one architect designed with a purpose, demonstrating how design decisions can be evidence of the architect’s intentions.
Time: 3 class sessions, plus optional independent student work
This lesson addresses selected standards from the McRel Visual Arts Standards. These can be found in the section titled “Art Standards”
In addition to the Visual Arts Standards, students will be able to:
Preparation and resources for teaching this lesson are found in the section titled “Art Preparation and Resources.”
Instructions for teaching this lesson are found in the section titled “Art Instruction.”
The PBS television program, 10 Buildings that Changed America, provides lesson plans in four additional subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. All five lessons are combined in an interdisciplinary unit: One Building to Change My Community.
This Art lesson can be paired with another 10 Buildings that Changed America lesson plan to create interdisciplinary connections.