Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Symmetry Painting

The third grade has just learned about symmetry and of course we needed to create some symmetrical abstract paintings. The trick with fast-drying temperas and paper is to paint for 5 seconds and fold along your 'line of symmetry' to create a monoprint of the mark you just made. The process of stopping every few seconds really helps some students think in depth about their next move.

We also used this opportunity to create new colors with extra trays for mixing paint.
The grays were inevitable in the end, and beautiful!

What strikes me about this painting is all of the layers you can see piled on top of one another. Marvelous.

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