This project is suitable for students in grades 712. The objective is for the student to be able to design and draw a new facade for their school or another building in New Haven.
Step #1. After students have viewed Slide Number 3 of St. Michael’s and #4 and #5 of houses facing Wooster Square. They will draw a new facade for their school.
Step #2. What is the purpose of a facade? To decorate and enhance the space it is placed in. So the design depends on where the building is.
Step #3. Students will plan out the facade with graph paper so it is symmetrical, and by using a combination of lines—brick, columns, windows, stairs, arches, porticoes, and entablatures. And by using geometric shapes—towers, rectors, pilasters, too—they will draw it. Then it may be transferred to another sheet of drawing paper to be painted: carbon paper, (or cardboard).
Other materials needed: pencils, rulers, tempera paints, brushes, pen and ink.