I am really thrilled with the results of the sixth grade project. I followed the state standards for visual arts and focused on positive and negative space, reflections, line of symmetry and radial symmetry.
We began with a study of lettering. The students were shown how to create block and bubble letters and the first assignment was to produce an alphabet. (I regret that I don't have any pictures to share.)
Next we looked at the negative space around the letters.
Our final project brought all the lessons together. We created a mandala using negative space and reflective symmetry. the results were fantastic. I have posted a slide below. As you look at each piece, try to find the hidden word. Here's a hint: the letters are white. It is the negative space that's filled.
Like I said, The experience of working with these kids was fantastic! They were so full of imagination. I loved every minute of it!!