Structure Art is an outdoor class in which students learn how to build artistic and functional structures from naturally found materials such as rocks, wood, snow, and soil. Being outside the students are able to focus on how the elements of design and nature effect the structures they build.
This past quarter the students designed and constructed two separate outdoor structures. The first was an Igloo built of classic, hand-cut snow blocks. Due to weather conditions, we learned quickly what warm temperatures will do to even the strongest snow structure. Not to be beaten by mother nature, the students pressed on and built an amazing modified lean-to constructed of tree limbs, pine boughs, leaves, and insulated with snow. It came out fantastic.
As the snow melts we plan on creating new and exciting structures and stand alone art features largely out of stone and sticks. Happy spring!