Just before the winter holidays, our Foundations Art students completed their (not ordinary, but extraordinary) two and three point perspective towers. My (not ordinary, but extraordinary) new colleague Kate Wentworth and I collaborated on developing this idea from Ken Veith's fantastic book... (wait for it) From Ordinary to Extraordinary. This book was given to me, by the way, by the (you get it- not ordinary, but extraordinary) Kendra Farrell at ISB Beijing.
Veith's lesson involves having students design 3 Pt. Perspective museums. Our elaboration of his idea focused on the students creating buildings that were secret puzzles about themselves. After designing their structures, the students had to incorporate something about themselves into the towers using three of the following elements:
Each one of those elements had to be 'above', 'below', 'on', or 'inside' the tower. Here are the results:
- A Meaningful Object
- An Animal
- A Pattern
- An Image of Themselves
- An Architectural Style