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Adobe Houses Art Lesson

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Adobe Houses Art Lesson

  1. 1. Adobe Houses
  2. 2. Location • The Pueblo People lived in different parts of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado
  3. 3. Materials • Pueblo Indians did not have access to tall grasses for roofs or buffalo hides to cover their homes. What they did have was dirt, rock, and straw and, with these materials, they made their houses in communities called pueblos.
  4. 4. Adobe House • They lived in what is called an Adobe House. • Adobe is mud and straw mixed together and dried to make a strong brick-like material. Pueblo peoples stacked these bricks to make the walls of the house. Gaps between the bricks were filled with more mud to block the wind, rain, and to keep out bugs and other unwanted pests.
  5. 5. • Wooden posts inside each room supported the roof which was covered with layers of sticks, then grass, mud, and finally plaster. Pueblo peoples plastered their walls and floors and often painted them with red, yellow, white, and black bands.
  6. 6. • Some pueblos were very large with more than 100 rooms! The rooms were built in long rows and could house many families. Most pueblos had large underground rooms called kivas that were used for ceremonies and meetings.
  7. 7. • Structures made of adobe would not stand up to long periods of rain—over time they would dissolve! Adobe homes were only built in the very dry parts of West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and Mexico.
  8. 8. Your Assignment • Draw and create a pueblo community using perspective techniques to create the illusion of depth – Perspective Techniques: • Overlapping • Size • Placement • Detail • Color • Converging Lines

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