After organizing, creating and gluing, the mosaic installation is finally done!
The Becker Art Department glued all the mandalas on Friday and then came in on Saturday to grout them all down.
Artist, Judy Sell, facilitated and came up with the idea of these mosaic mandalas. Without her this wouldn't have happened.
5th graders are starting to learn about Middle Eastern design called Arabesques. Arabesques are a symmetrical design that has organic and geometric shapes found in architecture.
They will be embossing (carving) into a piece of metal foil with a pencil and then coloring it in with sharpie markers.
They must select certain colors to create a color scheme - color schemes they can choose from- Primary, Secondary, Complimentary, Analogous, Warm, Cool or Neutral Colors.
This art lesson was created in our PLC and is being taught in each building, but is altered to fit the grade level.
As an art department, we discussed what needed to be improved or what was lacking and we decided that the principle of design, Rhythm, was an area that we all struggle for the students to understand.
The lesson is about creating rhythm by having the students create a similar shape and have the shape show a "visual path" or "movement" across the paper.
They will use tissue paper for the background and black paper for the rhythm shapes.
They will create their own black shapes that repeat but they do not have to be the exact same, just look similar.
This art lesson was a big hit last year so it's coming back!
The students used just a sharpie pen, no pencil! That way the 3rd graders can get used to making mistakes and being okay with it.
The sky's the limit when it comes to what their robot can look like. 2 heads, 6 arms, flying above a city, riding in a car, you name it - they can draw it.
The only thing that their robot needs to have is cross-hatching. Cross-hatching is a shading technique, in which one set of lines crosses over (overlaps) another set to show value.
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!