The Brooklyn Town Building
School: The Little Brooklyn PreK Center, Brooklyn
Art Teacher: Lorna Clark
Sharpie and tissue paper
When people look at my artwork I want them to think it's a cool building made with a Sharpie. I want them to feel excited about it and want to go inside.
This is an emergency building that's for something bad, or for a monster. When something bad goes in, the building grows. Then the building turns the bad things into something good. I did the outside square part first, then the windows, and then the door. There is a button on the door—that's how you get in.
Maximus began this artwork during our Where We Live unit of study. We discussed many different types of buildings and the shapes and lines needed to create them. Students then worked with collage and construction materials, arranging shapes to represent various structures. They explored a range of drawing materials, such as oil pastels, pencils, and crayons. They experimented with tempera and watercolor paint, using different brushes to mix colors.
Over several days, Maximus worked in a focused and methodical manner to complete his artwork. His drawing demonstrates his ability to organize lines and shapes within a defined space. He worked thoughtfully with tissue paper, water, and brush, enjoying the effect he achieved with the bleeding colors of the tissue paper and said, "It looks like fire!"