Radial Dot Paintings

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Radial Dot Paintings

I have students create a radial symmetry design then use color mixing to create a color plan, transfer their design to final canvas/paper and create unity through the use of color and design and variety and movement with dots. Here are the basics of the lesson:

Medium: Acrylic painting (Could also use Tempera)

Time: 2-3 weeks

Grade: 9-12  Painting I
Objective: Explore radial symmetry, color mixing, tints and shades, unity and movement.
Materials: Canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, water, paper towel, drawing paper, pencils, rulers, chalk for transfer, plastic cups with lids to save paint once mixed. Tape and beaver board to tape canvas/paper to for painting.

This lesson is also available for purchase on my Teachers Pay Teachers store: {click here}

Here's the process:


Here's some finished paintings, still waiting on 2 to be finished! I will update when the kids are done!

Have fun with this one! It is a great way to teach kids about color mixing, tints and shades, radial symmetry, movement, variety and unity!


Free Geometric Abstract Painting Lesson Page

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Freebie Secondary Art Lesson

This is the first free art sheet that I've created. My hope is to create a free page at least once a month and feature it on this blog.

I know there are tons of art teachers out there that don't want to buy an entire lesson, but rather just get the idea of it and then make it their own. This lesson is created for you guys out there!

Although it is free, I would absolutely LOVE it if you would share some of the outcomes of this lesson with me if you decide to teach it! Looking at student art is one of my favorite parts of the job.

Just right click on the photo below and save it to your computer.

Thanks for being my blog friends!



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