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Creating Gingerbread Structures

 

Yearlong art students collaborated on a problem based learning art project by delving into the delicious history of gingerbread, yum! Students researched the evolution of gingerbread from its meager beginnings as a hearty treat to the major art form it has become around the world today.    Students worked in pairs or teams of three to design and construct a traditional or non-traditional gingerbread structure based upon a set of criteria giving during art class. Each group or pair focused on creating an original structure that represents unity through the use of color, pattern, and theme. Teams had to be mindful of the overall appearance of the piece as well as their technical skills when working with this challenging art medium, food.

 

 

Samantha Jardon-Peppard, Art Teacher