This lesson for 7th-8th grade students was intended to reinforce the principles of emphasis, contrast, and rhythm. Students viewed specifically the building drawings of artist Marz Jr. and then researched a famous building of their choice to use as a subject.
After recording the building's name, architect, location and use, students drew the building on white paper. They were to draw as precisely as possible but were not allowed to use a ruler in order to give the drawing a loose, energetic feeling. The building's outline was cut out and glued to a 12x18" piece of construction paper. Students added a second color or additional buildings as needed to complete the composition.