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Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom Activity 6: Final Project

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | May 20, 2020

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has collaborated with the Paradise Valley School District to create K-12 curriculum. This is the final 6th activity from that collaboration. For the Virtual Classroom’s Activity 6, kids will take what they have learned From Activities 1-5 to complete their final project—an artwork inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned, colorful art glass.

Congratulations! You made it to the final sixth activity! Today you get to make a chalk drawing like Frank Lloyd Wright’s art glass designs. Let’s recap how you made it here and what you’ve learned so far!

 

  • In our last video we learned about the use of color in architecture. We also discussed how different colors make us feel, how colors can make up a pattern, and how Frank Lloyd Wright used colors at Taliesin West.

 

  • We also created three different drawings of your favorite plant and colored in the last one to find patterns. You made a realistic drawing, a stylistic drawing, and a geometric drawing!

 

  • You and your family have learned how to take a nature image and abstract it completely through those three different drawings and figured how to add color to it!

 


 

FIRST, WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

We’ll see you below to complete your final project after the video!

 


Final Project: Sidewalk Artwork

For your final project, you will need the following materials.

MATERIALS FOR FINAL ACTIVITY 6:

  • Your original nature inspiration image

  • Your final colored geometric drawing

  • Sidewalk chalk
    *if you do not have chalk, you can make some using this eggshell recipe.

  • Painter’s tape or Duct tape


 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Find an open area on a sidewalk or driveway with lots of room so your family can make their project together!

2. Once you have found enough room in your area, lay out all your colors of chalk side by side. If you do not have chalk you can make some using eggshells by following this recipe.

3. Grab your final colored geometric drawing! To the best of your ability place lines of tape and create an outline of your geometric drawing on the sidewalk using the tape. Remember to look at your image for reference.

4. Once you have created the outline of your geometric drawing on the sidewalk it’s time to color in your drawing using your chalk. You should refence your geometric drawing as you color in your new sidewalk stained glass piece.

5. When completed it should look like your geometric drawing!

6. In our final step, take your original nature image, realistic drawing, stylistic drawing, geometric drawing and put them next to your new sidewalk stained glass drawing. Take a picture of it and send it to our Facebook page!

Congratulations on creating your own drawing like Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained-glass using chalk!


 

Virtual Classroom Activities 1-6

Did you complete all six Virtual Classroom Activities? Good job! We would love to see your work. You can share your Activity drawings or finished chalk artwork on our Facebook page. All of these Activities will stay here in the Virtual Classroom to work on in the future. If you wish to try any of Activities 1-6 again, simply click on the link. Enjoy!

Return to Virtual Classroom Activities 1-6

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has collaborated with the Paradise Valley School District to create this K-12 curriculum that has been test-piloted across hundreds of students within the district. These 6 activities represent an abbreviated version of that original curriculum, drawn from those learnings and programming.


 

More Hands-on Activities To Try at Home

At the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, we use Frank Lloyd Wright’s revolutionary design concepts and buildings at Taliesin West to educate and inspire people of all ages, challenging them to understand and embrace innovation in their own lives.

Through the hands-on activities below, we encourage you to explore and discover science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts through fun, interactive activities inspired by Wright. These activities present an opportunity to share ideas and personal opinions, surprise each other, and discover the world through a new lens.

Learn more about our education programming


 


 

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is dedicated to providing quality STEAM education experiences to challenge young people around the world to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. During this uncertain time, with families around the world keeping their kids engaged in learning activities, the Foundation is proud to offer these lessons and other activities free of charge. Your support helps the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation keep their staff employed and creating education programs at this critical time, and long into the future.

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