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kids art: pattern

Want to talk about the ideas of rhythm, movement, unity, variety, geometric shape and color choice in a one or two class project?

"The students are asked to choose a simple shape and create a pattern of that shape to trace onto the paper. The students are told to overlap the shapes to create interesting negative shapes. Then they erase the lines where the shapes overlap. After they complete their composition, they add color to the background with colored pencils."

Each student created a landscape consisting of mountains and a beautiful sunset. Once the glue dried, they colored between the glue lines with oil pastels, using warm colors in one section and cool colors in the other. As a finishing touch, the artists added a variety of lines and patterns to their drawings in white, creating a lighter color in each space.