National Building Museum

Educator Workshop: CANCELED

Saturday, April 23, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
National Building Museum, Room 221
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
United States

This event has been canceled. Please check back for future workshops.

Appropriate for teachers of students in grades 5-12.

New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden. Photo by Sally Gall, courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

Landscape architecture -- the design of outdoor public areas, landmarks, and structures – has much in common with the visual arts of painting and sculpture. Explore the aesthetic choices of both landscape architects and visual artists and some of the ways that 2-D painting ideas have influenced and been transformed in landscape design. Investigate the role of photography in landscape architecture, and create your own photographic artwork integrating the concepts of the workshop.

In this interactive workshop, teachers will use two Museum exhibitions, The New American Garden and Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward to see how landscape architects were influenced by prominent visual artists and to discover how photographers have used the process of documenting the built environment to produce artistic images of their own.

An on-site exploration of the areas outside the National Association of Realtors Building will extend The New American Garden exhibition to reveal how Oehme, van Sweden & Associates used fields of color, scale, movement, and materials to enhance the visual force of the building and blur the perception of indoor and outdoor. In the exhibition Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward teachers will explore photographer Alam Ward's blending of documentation with artistic expression. Using photography, teachers will create images of their own to bring the concepts of the workshop together.

This workshop requires some outdoor walking.  Participants should bring a digital camera, preferably with upload capabilities. Lunch will be provided.

Registration required. Cost: $25 for Museum members; $35 for Non-members.

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