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Documenting Deco: K–12 Learning Program

Materials provided in the activity one packet include:
  • Activity Six Lesson Plan

  • Video Organizer handout

  • Documenting Deco Photo Submission Form

  • Ticket Out handout

  • Point-and-shoot cameras can be loaned to students for use on ADSNY-led walking tours

Optional videos that may be helpful with this lesson:

  • Documenting Deco: Photography with Richard Berenholtz

Downloadable Materials​

Through this photography lesson students will use their new knowledge of the Art Deco style to document Deco in their neighborhoods and through the five boroughs of New York City. Their new knowledge will also allow them to recognize landmarked buildings in the community and contribute new information on any Deco buildings to the New York Art Deco Registry.

Activity Six: Documenting Deco Through Photography
Documenting Deco
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The Documenting Deco Educational Program is provided with funding and support provided by:


This educational program would not have happened without the assistance of many individuals who contributed their time, talents, and knowledge to make it possible. Many thanks to architect and photographer Richard Berenholtz, who inspired Documenting Deco and shares his vast experience with students participating in the program; Judith Spokony, who brings more than thirty years as a New York City educator to creating the teaching guide and student materials; television producer Pamela Kawi who has contributed her talents overseeing all our media; Damian Cavalo for videotaping Richard Berenholtz’s interview; Sandra Tansky for her careful editing and helpful suggestions; Meghan Weatherby, ADSNY’s Executive Director, for her extensive design skills, knowledge of Art Deco and endless patience spending countless hours designing all elements of the final print and online components of program; and Christine Stoddard for her exceptional development and implementation of this program.


Many thanks to the instructors and administrators, for bringing this program to your students. We welcome your suggestions as we expand the program to more schools in the coming year.

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