Frank Lloyd Wright completed more than 500 structures during his prolific 70-year career as an architect. From the Guggenheim Museum and the Price Tower in the US to the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and private residences across America, his work is known across the world.
Wright’s designs follow what he called organic architecture, noted for its harmony within each individual setting. His Fallingwater home in Mill Water, Pennsylvania, for example, incorporates the surrounding waterfalls into the architecture and is actually perched directly above a 30-foot waterfall.
This lesson blends a study of Wright’s architectural style with an analysis of the lights and darks in architecture. Teach students to reverse them using only a few simple materials. By sketching a Frank Lloyd Wright structure and scene, analyzing the colors, highlights, and shadows, and using their knowledge of perspective, students will magically transform a daytime scene to night, or vice versa, with stunning results!
Follow the link above for the complete An Evening with Frank Lloyd Wright art lesson plan. You’ll find images, step-by-step directions, and a materials list. Suitable for grades 3 through 12.
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