Art and Architecture

12th February 2021

Redcliffe students have been looking at the relationship between art and architecture this week.

Year 4 explored what an architect does and how they use geometric and free-form shapes and forms in their designs.  They learnt about Imhotep, the first known architect, who designed Pharaoh Zoser’s Step Pyramid. Turning their attention to Chinese New Year, the class looked at architecture in the Orient and drew some fantastic Chinese pagodas – a traditional part of Chinese architecture but also common in Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other parts of Asia.

Meanwhile, Year 2 continued looking at 3D shapes, in particular axis and vertices.  The pupils created some impressive 3D shapes using a variety of materials. If their work is anything to go by, perhaps Redcliffe has the next Frank Lloyd Wright in its midst!