Easel-Bench project creates outdoor classroom for Miami magnet school

Posted by Julie McClure on 6/19/13 9:07 AM   |  2 min read time

Students attending The South Miami K-8 Center Expressive Arts Magnet have a new space in which to learn and create thanks to a community outreach partnership by FIU Landscape Architecture, Studio Roberto Rovira, and Vectorworks software. Called the Easel-Bench Courtyard, the project transformed an outdoor space at the art, music, dance, and drama school with new furnishings, including four benches that function as easels and worktables for various mixed-media exercises, plein-air painting, and portrait drawing. The design doubles the classroom space and facilitates arts education that engages the outdoor environment.

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Topics: Easel-Bench Courtyard, Education, Florida International University, Roberto Rovira, Studio Roberto Rovira, Community, FIU ASLA Student Chapter, FIU Landscape Architecture, Landmark, Landscape, Project Highlight, The South Miami K-8 Center Expressive Arts Magnet

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