Fits well with theme and tone Reading Literature Common Core standard. Great color and movement (find great poetry and have students choose one poem to illustrate:what type of movement would best represent the poetic flow?)

Positive+Negativesimple exercise that uses positive and negative shapes and lines. 1. Students start with a 6″ x 9″ sheet of white drawing paper, and a 4.5″ x 4.5″ sheet of black paper. 2. They place a 3.5″ x 3.5″ cardboard template on the black paper, centered on the top edge, and trace.  The inside black square is cut and flipped up, and the two black pieces are glued to the white paper as shown.

Positive / Negative Flower

Positive+Negativesimple exercise that uses positive and negative shapes and lines. 1. Students start with a 6″ x 9″ sheet of white drawing paper, and a 4.5″ x 4.5″ sheet of black paper. 2. They place a 3.5″ x 3.5″ cardboard template on the black paper, centered on the top edge, and trace. The inside black square is cut and flipped up, and the two black pieces are glued to the white paper as shown.

Easy but very cool project on a wonderful blog called "TeachKidsArt". A different spin on a Valentine's Day art project with 3-D results.

Easy but very cool project on a wonderful blog called "TeachKidsArt". A different spin on a Valentine's Day art project with 3-D results.

Ohhhhhhh my goodness! This might be my favorite new project! You've probably seen this or a similar Banyan Tree project in Dynamic Art ...

Ohhhhhhh my goodness! This might be my favorite new project! You've probably seen this or a similar Banyan Tree project in Dynamic Art ...

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