For art we are learning about Franklin Lloyd Wright. We had the boys watch a documentary on Franklin Lloyd Wright homes and style
|This home was completed in 1955 and the original owners lived in it for over 50 years before it was sold to the county park service. The owners were Wright fans and kept everything exactly as designed by Wright the entire time they owned the house.|
|We had a tour of the house and many of the amazing details were shown and explained to us. Here we are told how the raking of the bricks was done in order to give a very linear feel to the house.|
|All the light features were triangular in shape both inside and outside the house|
|This house had many angles and was built to coexist with the surroundings|
|The design of the house was based on the parallelograms. The shape is seen throughout the house and in the driveway.|
|A special shape of brick had to be made to complete the house. the color of the brick and cement floor inside the house is Cherokee red|
|an example of the roof line found all around the house.|
For our art activity I wanted to do something fun and since we chose to do this artist right before Christmas--it was a perfect time to construct gingerbread houses!!!
|I cheated a bit and just bought ready made houses|
|Boys working on their designs after being inspired by Wright.|
|Their final pieces. We still have one more project to complete on Wright but it will have to wait till after Christmas!|
I am taking a two week blogging break to spend time with family and enjoy the holiday season. See you next year! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.