Teri Brudnak
Artist and Digital Media Instructor

Dream House

Project Published 10/4/12 Last updated on 2/28/20
This lesson came out of a visit to the exhibition Living in a Modern Way at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the exhibition was the original Barbie doll and her modern dream house. The sunny, optimistic attitude of the Charles and Ray Eames living room transported from their house to the museum galleries was a huge contrast to what was currently happening in the housing market.
  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

Age Levels
1+ Week
Custom Standards


Develop Perceptual Skills and Visual Arts Vocabulary
1.1 Identify and use the principles of design to discuss, analyze, and write about visual aspects in the environment and in works of art, including their own.


2.1 Solve a visual arts problem that involves the effective use of the elements of art and the principles of design.

2.3 Develop and refine skill in the manipulation of digital imagery (either still or video).

ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

Web sites, materials for house (cardboard, foamcore, glue, paper, paint, found objects (dolls and toys), Photoshop, cameras, lights and printer.

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Kris Fontes

Posted on 10/22/12 2:54:32 PM Permalink

Love the Eames connection!

Teri Brudnak

Posted on 10/5/12 2:44:43 PM Permalink

Thanks, plan to do it again this year. We already have the house from last year. Maybe small groups can create other variations on the house with different architectural approaches such as a "green" house made from recycled items.

Nicole Dalesio

Posted on 10/5/12 3:27:02 AM Permalink

I like how this project is multi-faceted with lots of different skills involved. It's so interesting culturally, as well. Thanks for sharing!