Russian Buildings

Russian BuildingArchitecture drawing is a really fun area to explore with children. I’ve seen many students that have little or no interest in drawing people make the most amazing drawings of buildings.
1. I printed 1/4″ graph lines on large format 11″ x 17″ paper, but you could go to Free Online Graph Paper and print your own.Show the students examples of Russian architecture. Demonstrate how to draw lots of rectangles with “ice cream top” buildings to imitate their look.
2. Distribute watercolor paints and have the students paint their shapes with bright colors.
3. When the paint is dry, give each student a gold paint marker and have them trace all the pencil lines for an extra fancy look.

5 Responses

  1. Karen

    I love doing fun projects with my kids and I just made some fall leaf butterflies thanks to your Oct. post. I figured that I could make butterflies for the Springtime with fall leaves. My kids had a great time. I have your blog bookmarked so I can see whenever you update. I can’t wait to try some more projects. Thank you.


    You’re most welcome. Thanks for your kind comments. Please check back often as I’m home for the summer and plan to post new ideas often…

  3. Cynthia

    I stumbled across your blog today, and I love it.
    I homeschool my children and cant wait to try out some of your ideas! Thank you, thank you

  4. Anet

    I love your blog! I swear my son has came home from school with some of these projects; the penguin, the nutcracker, and the sunflowers look very similar to the ones he made at school with his art teacher. I wonder if she is one of your viewers? I have all of his work hanging in what we call the “art gallery” in the hallway. I just love them! We are homeschooling next year and we will definitely be using your projects for art. Thanks, it wonderful!

  5. km

    I’m a homeschooling mom…with a degree in architecture. You couldn’t be more right about the ones who like to draw buildings and machines. I’ll definitely be trying some of these projects for my kids. 6, 5, & 3. I want my kids to love art. Thanks for this blog.

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