Tag Archives: Pattern

The Monarchs are Migrating! The Monarchs are-

Grade 2/3: Painted Monarch Butterflies Monarch butterflies are a familiar sight in these parts. Using various photographs of monarch butterflies, we talked about their migration patterns and then the parts of the butterflies themselves. I highlighted the details of the … Continue reading

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Aaaah!! Peacocks in Pastel

Grade 3/4: Making Observations and Drawing Peacocks  Whenever I walk through the door into this class, I am greeted with gasps of “Mrs. Godwin!”, big broad smiles, and even a few hugs here and there. They LOVE art! So, I … Continue reading

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Yum … Hot Chocolates.

Grade 2/3:  Inspired by Matisse?  Hot Chocolates!         We looked at Matisse’s still life paintings and we talked about his love for colour and the patterns found in the furnishings and the wallpaper (and just what IS … Continue reading

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Enter, Notan.

Grade 5:  Flipping the Positive and Negative With Notan I recently purchased this book, Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design and even though I have so far only taken a rather cursory look at it – I found the images … Continue reading

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Pattern & Communication: Wampum Belts

Grade 6:  Designing Their Own Wampum Belts   The teacher asked me to do an art project that would connect with the class’s work on Canadian indigenous cultures.  It had to be a relatively simple and quick lesson, as the … Continue reading

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Grade 3/4: Line Drawings go 3D!

Fall 2010 / Manipulated Line Drawings Session 1:   We talked about lines and doodles and graffiti and patterns … and then we got to work!  The students started with covering their large piece of white paper with swirling lines, done while … Continue reading

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