Educators' Guide

Mike Welton paints places as a way to preserve them before they’re gone. By showing architectural detail, he gets people to view them in a new light. Write about what you would choose to photograph or paint if you created a series. What facets would you highlight?

Take a walk during which you carefully observe your environment. Look in detail at color, design, shape, and overall ambience. Look for the objects you wrote about. Do you see them in a new light when you spend the extra time in observation of them?