Miami Mountain Landscape
IDEAS DESIGN CHALLENGE
Inspired by Ugo Rondinone, Miami Mountain, 2016
* Tip: Read this whole lesson plan before you get started so you can see how the plan will evolve.
Lesson Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
- Download the printable drawing template
- Download the printable images of Miami Mountain
- Two sheets of cardstock or printer paper to print these two documents*
- Coloring materials (markers, pencils or crayons work well for this activity)
- Glue stick
*For those without printing capabilities you can complete this activity digitally by downloading the pre-made activity sheet HERE onto a tablet or iPad and using applications to draw and color. FREE applications like Drawing Desk, Autodesk Sketchbook, Notability, Evernote and others work well with this activity.
Landscape art: All the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Watch the following videos about Ugo Rondinone’s Miami Mountain and how the work was made.
First follow the links listed above to download and print the handout and materials required for this activity. If you cannot print, you can access the pre-made activity sheet for digital use on an iPad or Tablet HERE.
Design a different landscape, or scenery, inside each square (Example: beach, city, outer space, etc.). Be sure to fill in all spaces with color and details.
Cut out three images of the Miami Mountain (five colorful boulders stacked). An adult may need to help little ones cut out each boulder. Once all the boulders have been cut out, organize the cut outs in all three squares.
Using a small amount of glue on the back of each cut-out boulder, paste five pieces in each of the three squares.
Now you have three different landscapes with a Miami Mountain for everyone to visit!
You did it! Use a black pen or pencil to sign your name, and add date and title of your piece on the bottom right corner of your design. Be sure to share your work by taking a picture of your sculpture and tagging @BassCreativityCenter and #BassCreativityCenter.
One of the benefits of learning to draw is that it enhances your mental functions, building new connections within your brain. Although we consider communicating with language as the most important brain function, it is vision that dominates our senses.
Landscape art can also be all about capturing a beautiful moment and documenting natural events that others may never get to see – especially when it comes to photography. We can all access the outdoor environment, which is one of the reasons why it is one of the most accessible and universal forms of art.
ADAPTATION FOR YOUNGER ARTISTS
Have an adult help cut out and glue the boulders onto the activity sheet. Think of the different shapes you see outside in the trees, sun, stars, etc. You may also use stickers and stamps to design your piece!
ADAPTATION FOR OLDER ARTISTS
Instead of filling this page move it to a larger sheet of paper or canvas. Use paint, or construction paper to create a different environment. Rather than cutting and pasting the Miami Mountain onto your personal landscape try free hand drawing the Miami Mountain onto your piece!
- Learn more about Ugo Rondinone’s Miami Mountain
- Take a virtual tour of Ugo Rondinone’s exhibition at The Bass, good evening beautiful blue
- Learn more about Ugo Rondinone’s exhibition at The Bass, good evening beautiful blue
- Complete more activities like this inspired by Miami Mountain
- Visit Ugo Rondinone’s website
Be sure to share your artwork by taking a picture of your drawings and tagging @BassCreativityCenter and #BassCreativityCenter.