The Arts

The Arts


drawing of a house

Introducing Randolph "Art"chitecture

This project was a collaboration between two Randolph Union Art Classes: 2D/3D and Drawing/Painting. Each class chose from 13 local houses in the town of Randolph, with a variety of styles ranging from Italianate, Victorian, Colonial, and more.

The 2D/3D class was instructed to create their house using cardboard, xacto knives and glue. They were reminded to construct using the elements of space: back, middle, and foreground. The largest layer was created first, and each step would require forethought and planning for door and window openings. They were also asked to take one remarkable characteristic of the house, such as a red door, or window head.

The Drawing/Painting class drew the houses the same size as the other class. They used drawing techniques to emphasise line, value, and balance and texture. When those elements were completed, they were then given the added challenge of identifying the architectural styles on the exterior of the home. We were able to borrow some helpful books from another fellow teacher (and architectural admirer), Mr Brian Rainville. With this added resource, the Drawing/Painting class was able to identify characteristics through pictures and labeled architectural terms.

See all 13 houses here!