Students worked in large groups to create unified compositions on circles to mirror the shape of Lea Anderson's work. We talked about how to show unity with so much variety in design. Each group focused on a color family (Analogous colors) for their shapes. Students had to work together to trade with other groups to get all the right color and then compose their project. These can be seen in the hallway near the lunch room at Roosevelt if you want to see them in person!
The third and fourth graders have been working on a collaborative project over the last few weeks. We discussed the work of Lea Anderson, her use of designed paper elements to create a unified composition.
We had some vocab words during this project.
Variety: differences in shape, color, design, etc. within a design.
Harmony: similarities/repetition in shap, color, design, etc. within a design.
Unity: the balance of variety and harmony in a finished piece of work.
The students created at least three shapes and focused on variety or harmony on each one.
During the final class period, students worked in groups to create little pods of design. They created a composition that was unified using color and design. Each pod design will be hung, pictures to come!