Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Romero Britto Pop Art Pyramids

Third graders just learned completed a project that combined Math and Art! We began by looking at the art of Pop artist, Romero Britto, and his Pyramid Project in London.
Students sketched four sides (faces) for their own pyramids, incorporating Egyptian symbols into each side as Britto did in his art. They also combined patterns and either warm or cool colors with black outlines.

Finally, we cut out our pyramid patterns and assembled them. We were able to count and discuss vertices, edges, and faces in our 3D shapes-a concept third grade teachers asked me to incorporate!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Banyan Trees

This project was taken from the book Dynamic Art Projects for Children by Denise M. Logan. Like many of the projects in the book, the children really enjoyed it and the results were impressive!

Students began by learning about the Banyan tree, which originates in India. This tree has many trunks because the branches are constantly sending roots to anchor in the soil. For this project, we talked about positive and negative space. We blended colors that were next to one another on the color wheel to fill the negative space around our trees! Fourth graders did a great job on this project.