Thursday, November 3, 2011

James Rizzi Cities!

Our student teacher, Ms. Wanamaker, was so inspired by a recent James Rizzi presentation by fellow art teacher, Kristyn DeMint ( that she decided Rizzi cities would be the perfect project for fifth graders in our art classes. Using tempera paint, colored pencils, and pieces of cardboard to raise the cities, fifth graders have been constructing art inspired by Rizzi. It's hard to see from the pictures, but the city "pops" out. Each layer has cardboard behind to make it appear 3D, much like Rizzi has done in many of his works of Art. What a cool artist and what an AWESOME student teacher!


  1. We were very inspired by all of your great info. Your excitement about Rizzi made us ALL want to learn more about him. Thanks again for Tues. It was great to see you and I'm so excited the day went so well!!