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Brian Wildsmith’s colorful “puzzle” book inspired this project.  We observed all of the different geometric shapes he used to “construct” his towers and castles.  Then we went through a basket of children’s building blocks and picked out the shapes we would need to construct similar buildings on sketchbook paper.  

A few of the young artists chose to use a ruler to draw 1 in. squares, but it worked just as well to trace the wooden blocks.  We found triangles and other shapes for adorning the top of the towers.

Final step.  A bright and colorful pattern was selected and then everyone set to work painting their creations with markers.

Author: Bonnie Porter

Bonnie Porter is an artist who lived in Europe and now resides in Atlanta. A part-time art teacher who paints and creates with a love of color, line and composition, drawing on inspiration from everywhere.

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