Thursday, September 11, 2014

Radial name designs

5th grade artist studied radial balance and radial symmetry. We looked at nature to find examples in things like flowers, starfish and eyes. We found radial symmetry and balance and human-made objects like wheels and fans. We also looked at the rose window in Notre Dame and Tibetan monks' sand mandalas as inspiration for our radial artwork. We used our names, reflected and rotated radially around a center axis, to create an abstract radial design. Upon completion, we wrote an artist statement about our work, addressing common core standards for literacy, explaining the process of creating our art, explaining our choice of lettering styles and colors and then reflecting on successes and areas for improvement in our work. The results are pretty cool!

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