Tag Archives: Archtober

Crystal Cities in the style of Rob Dunlavy

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Rob Dunlavy is a children’s book artist. Have you seen his Crystal Cities Rob Dunlavy just makes lines look magical! Some of his images remind me of the exterior of It’s a Small World at Disneyland.

Here is what he says about them: “Crystal Cities are whimsical explorations of the act of drawing and painting, line and color, atmosphere and narrative possibilities. At the moment, these are my “fine art”.

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I had my second graders look at these amazing architecture images for our Archtober celebrations.

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We just used marker. Some students really understood that we were “coloring in” with just lines.

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Others wanted to color. 49147010

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Victorian Houses

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Years ago, my parents were members of Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO), a group of individuals who work to preserve historic properties in our community.

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My parents had a book called Images of American Architecture by Robert Miles Parker. they also have a lithograph by the artist. Those pieces were always favorites of mine.

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Remembering the images drawn by  Miles Parker, I did this line drawing lesson with my students.

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Students looked at line drawings and photographs of Victorian houses. We discussed architectural components and they created these images in pen.

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