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"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."

Great for an ongoing early finisher project, im going to do this outside my classroom door. By the end of the year, the tree should be full & beautiful! Love it!

Collage: Positive negative collage - do with school athletics carnival images - looking at poses and shapes frequent in Classical sculpture yr 7-9

Very cute...multiple lessons in one! Based on the book "Vincent VanGogh's Cat"...create a basic painting based on any artist, draw and cut out a cat in one cut and save the scraps to create a positive and negative cat!

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immagin@rti: Background texturizzato. Gli animali.... - a grouped images picture

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Free beautiful art history lessons for grades 1-8th from Concordia University. 10 lessons per grade!