do it. create. walk and see. cut and paste. scratch and sniff.
do whatever you have to do to feed your soul.
this is my commitment.

Monday, November 3, 2014

geometry in art: 1

Our art warm up consisted of studying triangles: writing, defining and measuring equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles.   After drawing one of these (or all three) on paper, the children, traced their triangles and cut them out, creating templates they would use for our primary lesson.

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While arranging their handmade templates on hardboard, the children used white charcoal to trace them.  They applied tape and chose a specific color to paint them.  We set aside our work to dry.

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After our snack and story break, the students were excited to return to their work and remove the tape, revealing their triangles.




At this point I introduced the living artist, Matt W. Moore and his geometric murals.  The children used soft pastels to draw more triangles on their hardboard, eventually creating their own composition and painting it to their liking.





In addition to the book we had referenced at the beginning of class, Triangles by David Adler, illustrated by Edward Miller, we read A Tiger Called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal.

We look forward to next week when we will be discussing terms like circumference, diameter and radius while exploring another art making method.


View photos from our recent WEEKDAY WORKSHOP and our visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts here.

Thank you to ALL the parents who brought their children and friends to The Create Everyday Classroom on Saturday!  It was great fun.

Read more about art classes for children and upcoming classes here.

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