Yeah! 2nd graders at Highland finished their chair designs and they are on display outside the art room at Highland Drive. Some proud designers are pictured here.
We have discovered that design is when an artist arranges the art elements like line, shape, color, texture, pattern & space to make something useful. Design is everywhere; everything we use, read, wear, and live in, everyday starts with an artist that designs it. There are graphic designers, architects, interior designers, fashion designers, and industrial designers. Good design should have good form (how it looks) and must function (how it works.) Students looked at famous chair designs by various designers for inspiration.
Students taped together reclaimed materials to build a chair that had interesting shapes and lines, and functioned for their stuffed animals. From there they covered the recyclables with papier mache, then added color, patterns and texture to create a unique one of a kind chair for their client.
Finished and happy!