Our new novel this term “The Vanderbeekers of 141st St” is set in
Harlem, New York City in a Brownstone building. We are
studying different types of homes and houses, like the Brownstones
For art in Term 3, 2019, we are creating artworks of buildings and
houses! Our first artwork is inspired by the cityscapes of James Rizzi.
James Rizzi “Take the A Train to Harlem” 1989 Coloured Lithograph and Collage
WALT: We are learning to create a cityscape artwork in the style
of James Rizzi
* I can explain what a cityscape is
* I can recall 3 facts about James Rizzi and his work
* I can roll the dice to create a cityscape
What is cityscape? What is a lithograph?
His artworks are funky, fun, colourful and bright. They make Miss B
think of Sesame Street and jolly neighbourhoods full of friends and
“Big on the Big Apple” (on the left) is actually a 3D constructed
Lithograph. Can you tell it is 3D?
On the right is an artwork called “Shortcut” and it is a coloured silk
screen painted in 1989.
“Make Friends with Life and People” 1996. James makes the
buildings look like faces, and he was known for his signature
buildings, faces and birds.
“A Beautiful Block to Live On”. We are going to create a cityscape
of buildings lined up, with faces too! BUT we are going to roll the
dice to help us create the artwork!