Architecture Begins at Laurel Dell
Laurel Dell 4th graders working on their Tower of Power sculptures
By Shirl Buss
We had a lovely first Architects in Schools session with Mr. Belmont’s 4th grade students today at Laurel Dell Elementary School.
A Tower of Power in progress
After viewing some of the more interesting skyscrapers from around the world, each student created a thumbnail sketch of their favorite. Then they each identified 5 adjectives describing their own strengths, skills and talents.
Adhering to a set of constraints (no taller than 20″, no projections beyond the base) they designed and built their Towers of Power, incorporating the 5 adjectives and their name into the structure. Finally three students proudly presented their Towers to the group, and received feedback from their peers.
Using glue to hold together a Tower
It was a great kick-off for our 10-week Youth in Arts / Y-PLAN residency.I am really looking forward to working collaboratively with Mr. B and this group over the next few months. The students are strong, creative, and articulate.
A finished Tower of Power
Thank you for your support, California Arts Council!