“Art Lessons in the Classroom”: ArtsEd Washington Curriculum Portal

Lesson 5: Views in Architecture

Description of Project:
Students draw an elevation design to show a particular view of a building. (Teach in multiple sessions.)

Problem to Solve:
How can lines represent the aesthetic and functional attributes of one side of a building?

Student Understanding:
Direction, measure, and type of line can define style and function seen in a building elevation.

Learning Standards:
Arts GLEs
1.1.1 Elements: Line: parallel and perpendicular
1.2 Skills and techniques: Drawing: technical, using tools
2 Applies an artistic process: Creative: gathers information, organizes arts elements, refines
4 Makes connections across disciplines: Architecture, Math: line, geometric shape

Common Core Math
Lesson Expansion
6.G.1. Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
6.G.4. Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

 

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