Kids’ Art Salon ~ Skyscrapers!

Kids’ Art Salon is in it’s fourth year!  To celebrate this milestone AND to pay homage to STEAM 2018, we thought we would focus on architecture.  Architecture is the perfect choice for Pasadena’s year of STEAM because it incorporates science, technology, engineering, art and math!

For our second session of the year, we covered the topic of SKYSCRAPERS.


We learned about the two inventions that made the first Skyscraper possible:

Click here for video:  A Brief History of Skyscrapers


We talked about how Skyscrapers are constructed:


We discovered that a Skyscraper’s foundation can be 4 floors deep:


And we discussed the first, the most famous and the tallest skyscrapers:

 First Skyscraper – the Home Insurance Building in Chicago

  Most famous Skyscraper – the Empire State Building in New York

  The tallest Skyscraper – the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Then it was on to the PROJECT!

Here are some of the buildings near completion.  The children ran out of time so we are inviting them back to finish their projects!


Architects at Work ~ BUILDING SKYSCRAPERS out of Recycled Materials


Join us for our next Kids’ Art Salon!  Our topic for the third session of this year will be Bridges!

Wednesday, September 24th, 4-6 p.m. at Central Library’s Studio on 4th.

To sign up, call 626-744-4066, option 4. 

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