This lesson talks about Unity and balance. We learned about Mandalas and researched the Rose Windows of Notre Dame. We talked about Native American sand painting and Mandala's in different cultures. I had the kids look up videos on YouTube about different cultures and art and we pulled up all our previous art work and talked about which ones had unity and which ones were the most balanced.
For our Art Assignment I had them create Mandala's of their own. We also talked about planning the emotions of a finished piece before you even start creating it. I wanted them thinking ahead about color, emotion, pattern and texture, using the previous lessons in their work. You can download the lesson here- Download Art13unity. As I often do, I let them choose which medium they wanted to use. Lorali stretched herself and tried chalk but overall I've noticed they gravitate to what they're most comfortable with, they don't tend to get out of their comfort zones. In the future I'm preparing a couple lessons using new mediums and other lessons will be getting comfortable with previously introduced mediums. I'm really looking forward to the next couple lessons that are planned so we may be doing a couple a week for a bit.
Be sure to check back soon though, next lesson is going to be a blast- Surrealism!
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