Monday, November 14, 2016

5th and 6th Grade Art

We began a new project last week based on the Op-Art movement. Students are creating two layers of cut colored paper to create the finished piece. While the project sounds simple, the cuts are made using an x-acto knife and requires a high level of concentration and planning. The process is to think of each line as a negative space and carefully cut the designs in the layers of paper. Color choice, design and control of the tools are important skills needed to create a successful piece. Most students have finished the first geometric layer of the piece and will continue with the organic layer this week. I have traditionally had the 7th and 8th grade class creating this project, but the 5th and 6th grade class has shown such great control and concentration this year, I thought I would try the project with a younger group. They are doing a great job!

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