On Day 2 of our architecturally inspired art course children got to work as structural engineers, to refine their structures, then morphed into interior decorators, furniture designers and town planners as the city developed and took on its own life.
To catch up on DAY 1 click HERE
We began the day straight away by completing the basic structure of our houses – the children were keen to get going. They couldn’t keep away from their houses.
And added a textured skylight made from bubble wrap.
A curved doorway emerged
We then started to decorate our houses, both interiors and exteriors – we began to think about function and what was needed. The children’s creativity really took over.
Interior furnishings moved in
…and for jumpers in this house.
Door knobs were added
The outside came inside with a few natural touches.
Creative solutions were found for simple problems – we loved the hinges on this window made from straws and tape.
And a bank – called the ‘Money House’.
We even had a Fortune Tellers House – every city needs one of those!
Interiors had pictures on the walls and clever furniture solutions.
The homeless shelter had drums and a collection box and was filled with graffiti from past inhabitants who had since moved on to better times.
It was pretty high on creative energy in the room – despite the rain we took a quick walk down to the park to eat our lunch under the trees Time to pause and get some fresh air!
On our return we went back to our mapping activity, we added in the buildings we had made and imagined how they would all link together. We completed the maps with new imaginary items.
After this calming activity – we set to work on the final touches and began to link the buildings together with roads and other street furniture.
But the buildings kept developing – the children just could not stop creating!
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!