Feb 9, 2013

Radiating Hearts

Students can practice drawing radial symmetry around hearts to make this very pretty Valentine card.
1. I found a heart punch at Michaels and made a template for students to trace to start their cards. I wanted them to concentrate on the radial lines for this class, not so much their symmetrical heart drawing skills. With the template, they drew three hearts in pencil crayon on a white 8" x 5" paper and filled them in as desired.
2. Zig-zag radial lines were drawn around each heart, always pointing towards the middle. They repeated this step until the card was full of rings of color.
3. An 8.5" x 11" sheet of colored card stock was folded in half, and the heart drawing glued on the front. A white poster paint marker may be used to write a nice Valentine message inside.

3 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

I recently used one of your heart lesson in an ART Class...This is another good one!!!
Thanks for sharing your GREAT IDEAS!

Kathy Barbro said...

Thanks Sue, I really appreciate all your kind comments.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I wanted to thank you and tell you how SO very inspirational your projects are to us!
I'm a homeschooling mom and my 11 year old son has been a reluctant art student in the past ~smile~
Now, he very much enjoys the projects you have shared on this blog and I wanted to thank you.
I cant wait to try "Radiating Hearts"
~Martha