Creating the Houston Skyline


Over the last few weeks the children were able to work very closely with our art teachers to recreate the Houston skyline for their city in the common area…




Ms.Marjon spoke to them about lines, shapes, and colors. She helped the children use their observational skills and notice similarities and differences.





The children began to notice that the windows were different from one building to the next. As they began to draw we noticed that windows were depicted as short energetic strokes in one building, heavy blocked rectangles in another, and then transitioned into small delicate circles for another building!









Once all the buildings and windows were complete, they were able to move on to the next stage, where the began observing the different colors and shades of the buildings and windows….


They were able to use a color chart to determine what color shades they needed to paint their building. Some of the children couldn’t find the exact color so the art teachers showed them they could use 2 different colors to mix the right shade they needed.







Some of us began painting the windows, while others began painting the whole building.

The  children came up with the idea that they would like half of the skyline to be daytime and turn the rest of it into night time.








We paid close attention to the different shades of specific colors needed to make the skyline perfect!







Come check out our complete art piece of the Houston skyline in our common area with the city! smiley










The children have had such a passion with this project, and to continue it we will be taking a field trip to ELEANOR TINSLEY PARK  to see the Houston Skyline! We are asking that one parent for each child is present to help chaperone.

Details on our trip are provided in the classroom.

Please talk to Maryam or Ambreen if you have any questions. Thank You


Learning Goals Achieved:


Perception. The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment. The student is expected to:
(A) glean information from the environment, using the five senses; and
(B) identify colors, textures, forms, and subjects in the environment.
Creative expression/performance. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill. The student is expected to:
(A) create artworks, using a variety of colors, forms, and lines;
(B) arrange forms intuitively to create artworks; and
(C) develop manipulative skills when drawing, painting, printmaking, and constructing artworks, using a variety of materials.
Geometry and spatial reasoning. The student recognizes attributes of two- and three-dimensional geometric figures. The student is expected to:describe, identify, and compare circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares (a special type of rectangle).
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