authored by Katherine Atkins and Amelia Woodside
1. What is art? Describe what a work of art looks like. Can you touch it, hear it, smell it, or use it? Is art useful? Can you live in it? What do you need to create a successful work of art, and why?
2. Is the Flock House anything like how you imagined it would look? What does it remind you of? What kinds of materials can you see? Does anything look familiar to you (perhaps point out what was used to create the roof, walls, or any other items that were repurposed for this project)?
Perhaps, depending on the age group, it may be helpful to introduce the next few questions with a brief and simple discussion about environmental awareness. You could describe what it means to be "green" and identify key components to living an environmentally conscious lifestyle that would be recognizable to a younger audience (such as: turning off lights when we aren't using them, recycling, and remembering to not litter, etc.).
3. Why are we interested in protecting nature or finding green solutions?
4. What do you think environmental art is? What does it look like?
5. If you were to make your own Flock House, what would it look like? How would you build it and where? What kinds of materials would you use? What will the house be able to do (refer to unique aspects of the Flock House on view: garden, shower, roof, composting toilet, etc.)?
6. What do you think it would be like to live in a Flock House?
Designing your own Flock House, delving into urban planning and possibly re-designing the city (curbside garbage pick-up and bartering) -working within the classroom to see if they may be able to improve any of these so-called "comforts."