Please read this post all the way to the bottom.
We will meet in the classroom, drop off our things, and travel to the Ceramic & Wet Shop.
The technique of raising and carving sculpted clay above and into the background plane and form is the driving force for creating structures influenced by Manhattan architecture.
Take a walking tour throughout the East Village or other chosen neighborhood. Find two architectural structures and photograph them from multiple sides. Create sketches and take research notes in your sketchbooks. Each person will create one small clay building structure influenced by chosen architecture over two weeks. Your structures need not duplicate their reference. The making process will incorporate hand-building techniques. During the final presentation, they will all be placed together to form our own metropolis.
The final size can be from 5″ – 7″ in height and width.
The project due date is April 7.
EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS PROJECTS Here you will find all the steps for the project-photo, sketches, research, final projects.
LINK TO THE VIRTUAL WALKING TOUR
From this link, you can base your two choices of architectural styles. It shows you a range of structures in the Village and their locations, architectural styles, and a brief history. FYI-In the middle of the linked page, you may be interested in finding the New School with a brief history.
LINK TO THE MAP OF GREENWICH VILLAGE FOR YOU TO USE FOR YOUR NEARBY ARCHITECTURAL CHOICES
The Village is in the neighborhood of the school and therefore convenient.
If you would like to choose another location in NYC or its boroughs, feel free.
1. Please upload photos of the prints you took during the crit in class to count towards submission for the final project HERE.
2. Complete your Learning Portfolio post for the Myths and Legends project by Thursday, March 24, at the latest. You have to provide the link to the post on Canvas. Please use the prompts at the top of the page HERE for what to write in your post.
There are links to an example of a post (under the prompts) that is a good model for the Myths and Legends Learning Portfolio reflection.
3. Take five photographs of each of your two architectural structures. Take them in person (not from the web), showing visible sides of each building. You need to have multiple views to create a 3d object. You do not need to print out the photos. You can show them on your phone. In the end, we will choose one of the two architecture references which best suits the project and its time constraints.
4. Two or more concept sketches in your sketchbook in pen or pencil of your building designs based on your two chosen structures. Please consider the design on all sides, function, and the clay material you will use. The final designs don’t have to be exactly like your reference.
5. Research (brief notes in your sketchbook) on the architectural style and history of your two building choices.
(Photos, sketches, and research are due. Please upload them to Canvas.)
2. Five Photos of each structure to use as references
3. $3.00 to purchase clay. Tools will be supplied.