With a game of parallel lines we built our cities at night, with tall buildings that stand out on a starry sky. A simple exercise for the 6th grade classes, with which we have experienced how easy it is to create a landscape using just some set of lines. The walls of the buildings seem almost three-dimensional, for the alternation of horizontal lines, slanting and curves. The addition of some details, such as small windows, complete our city. The drawing has been cut out and pasted on a black cardboard that creates the background. With a white pencil, finally, we have added constellations and moons.
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These are really lovely – such a simple and effective idea. Thanks for sharing
Hi ! Thanks for your comment Louisa!
Great idea! I can hardly wait to try it with my 6th graders. Thanks for sharing all your ideas with us.
Thanks Gaby!! I’m very proud to know that somebody is going to use my ideas!!
what grade did you use this with??
Hi Linda! This is a grade 6, the students are 11 years old, but I think you can do it easily even with younger pupils. 🙂
The black background makes the buildings pop, the kids will love that.
Hi doug! It’s very easy to do for children, and really effective! You can also think about fireworks on the black background 🙂