Sunday, December 15, 2013

Exploring Radial Balance

A shoebox of sticky white letters sat in the art room closet for way too long.  Continuing my goal to finally utilize odd items (discussed here), I knew it was time to call in our creative Fourth Graders. This would make a perfect end to our unit on Visual Balance. 
Students traced and cut a circle, folded it into quarters, and learned to form a radial design beginning from the center and working outward. I encouraged them to create new negative shapes by joining letters. 
Once kids completed an interesting radial design they used oil pastels to add color. No particular colors were required, although we reviewed color families using the color wheel for reference. 



















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