by TeacherLem Iglesias
At the start of every school year we go back to the basics and teach the Elements and Principles of Art once more.
This is to remind the students of the building blocks for a good artwork.
For this activity we focused on Lines, Shapes and Colours and how to use them to create Patterns.
Project Title: CIRCLE-PATTERNS
Samples Created by Primary 4 Joy
Age: 9-10 years old
- A5 Cardboard
- Coloured Pencils
- Coloured Markers
- Oil Pastels
We started the activity with a quick review of lines and shapes. I showed them the slide below and asked the class to identify each.
- Thin and Thick
- Straight, Zigzag, Wavy and Curved
- Dash, Dots and Continuous
- Vertical, Diagonal and Horizontal
- Short and Long
- Angle and Spiral
- Triangle, Square, Pentagon and Hexagon
- Octagon, Circle, Rectangle and Oval
We told the class that if these lines and shapes are repeated in a sequence, they create a Pattern.
STEP 1: Draw some lines like “rays of sunshine”.
Draw a large circle at the centre of an A3 paper. Then cut it into four A5 sheets with one-fourth of the circle on each of the A5.
Give one cardboard (one part of each circle) to one student and ask them to draw lines– from the “circle part” going towards the edge of the card board– like “rays of sunshine”. They should use different kinds of lines from the lesson earlier.
STEP 2: Draw some shapes. like “pizza ingredients”.
Then between each line, they should draw a pattern consisting of shapes– from the “circle part” up to the edge of the cardboard. Tell them to imagine “pizza ingredients” like pepperoni (for circles).
STEP 3: Colour between the lines.
Remind the students to just colour each shape and all the spaces between each line to complete the design.
Here are sample results from this activity from my Primary 4J classes. They’re awesome (see photos).
If you have some extra time left for your Art period, it’s always a good opportunity to involve the students in evaluating their own work.
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