For this unit students learned about the tradition of Mandalas and their origin. After watching a video of Tibetan monks create a colored sand Mandala students got to design one of their own keeping in mind symmetry, shapes, variation of line design and finally color. Students learned about the design principle Balance and the design element line.
For this unit students learned about Pop Art along with two artists most commonly associated with the movement, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Warhol stylized his work with vibrant colors and thick black outlines whereas Lichtenstein stylized his work more around comic book concepts. Students were instructed to draw a shoe of their own following objectives such as touching all four sides of the larger piece of paper with their shoe. When they cut their work in half with a ruler drawn line they got to work with both artist's styles of Pop Art. Can you guess which side belongs to which famous artist?
Students learned about one of the oldest traditions around the world of Henna. To this day Henna is still popular in our culture and many students had stories about siblings or parents who had gotten Henna before. Outlining their hand and fashioning a border students designed their own Henna tattoos using the Design Element Line. With mixed mediums students then colored in their design experimenting with various patterns.
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