To explore religions of the world through art, the 5th grade students looked at and discussed images of doorways and windows of different religious and spiritual places of worship. We looked at images of churches, mosques, temples, synagogues, etc etc.
For this project, students selected a type of religious architecture to draw inspiration from. After studying images, the students created their own multi-layered decorative drawing inspired by the architecture of that religion.
It is difficult to see in these pictures, (in fact, these pictures do not even begin to do the amazingness of this project justice) but the students built a sort of relief sculpture for this project. Their drawings are all on three layers of paper, with parts cut out so that you can see down into the layers. Each layer is held up by foam mounting dots. Doing this really created an extra dimension (literally, no pun intended) of interest.