Friday, February 25, 2011

Design- Building Radial Design

As part of our Design Unit students created radial designs. Radial Designs are those that start at a center point and radiate out like the rays of the sun. When creating radial designs , students develop and practice hand orientation, placement, and spatial skills. They also use mathematical variables such as number, direction, and position. I believe the students really enjoyed creating these. Check out the video This Week in Art to see them working. I think one of the best parts is that they really have so much fun drawing that they don't even realize they are learning all of this great stuff!  For early finishers I challenged them to create radial designs with pattern blocks on the rug.  I think this was a great addition to their learning because it gives them another perspective of the same idea.

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