PROJECT: MAKING A MONUMENT
TEACHER: CHRIS DIKET
MAKING A MONUMENT
Definition: MONUMENT - A visual reminder of an important person, event or idea in history.
Materials: Cardboard, tape, glue, scissors, newspaper, magazines.
Students are shown
examples of great monuments throughout history - The Great Pyramids, The
Students were assigned an Arch of Triumph. They were allowed to create their own capitols if desired. Structures were draw on paper to size before beginning to construct a cardboard armature. Finished size is about 12 inches. These were made using cardboard, tape and glue.Students had to select a theme before beginning the final stages of the project. Images were gathered from magazines, old books, ads, etc. Pieces shown are completed with a decoupage technique. (Pieces can be alternately be completed with paper mache and paint.)
The decoupage technique
began in Italy and the word itself means "to cut."