House Collage

House+CollageThis is a fill-in-the-blanks kind of challenge for students, which can be easier than starting a drawing from scratch.

I looked online for architecture photos, and printed them out in black and white. You could also just xerox magazine photos. Look for a variety of images, making sure to have a selection of house parts including windows, doors, roofs. And feel free to include some landscaping too.
2. Give each student a paper (could be black or white), a selection of photos, and glue stick. They are to take about 5 or 6 different house parts, cut them out and glue them down with space between each.
3.With colored pencils (I like these from Dick Blick), the students are to draw the missing parts of the house, making sure to connect all the elements that have selected. In other words, the house is like a puzzle with missing pieces that they must create. Encourage them to color not only in the blank spaces, but ON the black and white photos as well. The more color, the more cohesive the artwork will become.

4 Responses

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  2. Kristin

    Thanks for sharing this, we had fun using your idea for our letter of the day project. I linked to you on my blog.

  3. apple

    I found one photo search site. It can definitely help you. Here you can quickly find whatever you want with some great visual search tools.

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    Oh, I LIKE that–mix and match houses.

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