Holiday art with lines

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What is a line? It is a dot that went for a walk.

Today we talked about Enrico Arno, a graphic designer who created  beautiful little book – with lines only. We used it as our inspiration. We talked about different lines we could you and the different holidays we celebrate. From Christmas to Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, we had a lot of creativity going.

We learned that lines can be used to create patterns, shapes or words… and that lines can be short, long, zig-zag, curly, vertical, etc.

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Then we used all of them in the art. Funny thing was that some kids seemed to color in the shapes. But as I looked closely, I noticed they did not color them in – they carefully and slowly drew lines next to each other – so close, they touched.

Aren’t these festive?

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South American mirrors

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Last week, the Art around the World class visited South America. We have explored the South American geography, culture and art. We looked at various fabrics and noticed the bold, bright colors and vivid patterns. Then we replicated that effect with our mirrors.

Kids created their own patterns – some of them used geometric shapes, others used organic ones… some kids used only colorful sharpies, other added a lot of gems and sequins. They started by cutting a circle out of a paper and gluing a circle out of aluminum foil into the middle of it. Then they drew several circles (getting larger from the center) and filled them with their unique patterns. It was super fun and easy for all of the kids (K-5)!