For this final project students learned about concentric shapes and how to fill the space. Students chose four different shapes to place in their four quadrants then outlined with black sharpie before coloring in each with a different color pattern.
Students were able to "zen" with their zentangles, or doodle art that has become so popular within adult coloring books. Students maintained a volume zero due to their concentration and focus while creating their doodles. The challenge was to fill the space, use learned design, images, detail and connect every doodle to the next. AT the end of the year students can get restless, however, doodling can be very therapeutic....especially when combined with music.
For this quick one day project students learned about observational drawing, and what better design subject is there but your own shoe? Students took off whichever shoe they wanted, traced around them on a piece of paper and then placed the shoe back on. Taking off the other shoe and placing it upside down on the table students were able to look back and forth from their drawing to their subject observing every shape and design while trying to space them correctly throughout.
For this project students learned about stacking, overlapping and cropping. Making sure to overlap different geometric shapes students filled a long rectangular piece of paper, outlined in black then colored them in making sure to switch colors each time their shape overlapped or...hit a wall. The challenge was making sure the background had its own color, which was difficult due to the several colors created. The final step students measured with a ruler lines on the back at 1" each to cut then make their piece of art look as if it were moving.
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