Sunday, January 17, 2010

Patterns and Repetition

Kindergarten, first and second grade artists spent their studio time this week creating decorative patterns.   Students recognized patterns on their clothing and even on the soles of their shoes!  We also examined the paintings of several artists, including Miro, Picasso, and Kandinsky and identified the patterns these artists included in their paintings.

Using markers and six squares of white paper, students each created a series of six original patterns.  When the patterns were complete, our artists then used a square template/pattern to trace an outline for  the placement of each of their individual squares.

Click on the images below to see some of the beautiful and imaginative patterns created by Mrs. Engel’s second grade class.