Feb 16, 2012

Symmetrical Jewels

This project offers students a chance to drw and color in a symmetrical fashion.
1. Students make a center dot all four sides of their paper. They are to connect all four lines, which should make a pretty balanced diamond. Lastly, they connect the top and bottom dots, and the left and right (to make a horizontal and vertical split).
2. They are to use only straight lines to divide the right and left side into smaller sections. Remind them that the lines on the left and the right are to mirror each other. Whatever they draw on one side should be drawn symmetrically on the other right afterwards. Young students should only be asked to make the left symmetrical with the right side. Older students could be challenged to make the top and bottom symmetrical as well.
3. Once the pencil lines are complete, give the students a thick black marker to trace all of them.
4. Oil pastels in limited colors are distributed. I gave my students about 5 pastels so that colors would need to be repeated.
CA Visual Art Standard: Creative Expression, Grade Two
2.5 Use bilateral or radial symmetry to create visual balance.

4 comments:

Katie said...

I love these!! I did this project this past year and it was an AWESOME intro lesson.

Here are my pictures of my 3rd grade student work:

http://oodlesofart.blogspot.com/2008/11/symmetrical-jewels-3rd-grade.html

Again, I love your website!

Kathy Barbro said...

Thanks Katie,
I checked out your art LOVE the stuff your kids did! The colors are all so much fun to look at - thanks so much for sharing.

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It is very important for people to learn the mere importance of symmetry.
The more change they get in touch with it, the better results we will get!

Elizabeth Ash said...

Great idea! You can also tie math into it.

I did something similar with symmetry and names. You can see the pictures below!

http://life-as-she-knows-it-xo.blogspot.ca/2013/05/grade-6-radial-name-art.html