Sunday, May 19, 2013

Get a Bird’s Eye View!

This month, Art Adventure Students visited the Cummer Gardens then designed their own garden plan. Students explored the English, the Italian and the newly restored Olmsted Gardens, comparing and contrasting their unique designs. They noted the sculptures, the water features and plantings of each garden as well as the winding pathways that lead Cummer visitors through the magical Cummer Gardens. After the garden tour, the class climbed the stairs to the second story of the museum to peer through the board room windows to view the Olmstead garden from a "birds eye view." They viewed the ariel view painting of the Cummer Museum campus by Christina Foard to get an idea what point of view they would use in creating their garden design. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Aerial by Christina Foard. They learned learned about the elements of mapmaking and then returned to the studio to create their own mixed media ariel garden map.

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