When students finish, they have three choices:
1. Go through the Frank Lloyd Wright books and write down 10 interesting facts you find.
2. Draw your dream home
3. Build a building using 10 or less blocks and sketch it. Then turn that sketch into a building. It has been said that Frank Lloyd Wright used to play with blocks as a child and this is part of what inspired his designs!
According to my brother who is going to school for architecture in Denver and who is obsessed with Frank Lloyd Wright, this is something he put in his biography to support the claim that he was born to be an architect but it isn’t really true. Either way, it’s a great way to recognize the geometric shapes in his designs!
Side note to teachers:
Simply Wright by Diane Bresan Fleming has been a wonderful resource for us to look at Wright’s work in new ways. This book breaks Wright’s art concepts down into categories like light, nature and many others. This book is perfect for the elementary level. I highly suggest this book to accompany any Frank Lloyd Wright lesson. (Terrace Town 2000 has a spot in this book as well).