Quarter 1 is done and behind us! The Architecture students did a wonderful job exploring and creating. Students started out the year with explorations and design challenges.
Students answered the question " What is Architecture"
"I guess to me, architecture is more than just the design of a building, or structure in an urban or specific area. To me, architecture is more about the freedom to express oneself through design, skill, technique, and the passion for it. Art has no set definition, rules, or purpose, and architecture is just another form of that in my opinion. One should not be locked with a set of rules and regulations pertaining to design and creativity. Architecture may have a purpose specifically towards designing structures, but in our world around us, there is even architecture in nature. Architecture is not always accepted in our society though, as not all designs actually get used. Architecture is also very professional, and sometimes even more restrictive than art such as a sculpture, or drawing. In the end however, architecture is really how one looks at it as there is no set definition of what architecture really is."
The first design challenge of the year was to create a sculpture using just white paper and scissors and not adhesives.
Another intro assignment for the students was to use craypas to explore color and shapes in abstract ways. This was a great warm up drawing assignment.
When the weather was nice and warm we went outside and created Andy Goldsworthy style Art Installations.
We also spent time outside drawing the school and studying perspective. The students worked intensely on these drawings!
The last design challenge was to create a Cardboard Relief Sculpture. Students studied architectural styles and took elements from different styles and combined them with Principles of Art to create these abstract works.
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.