Monday, February 08, 2010
We've been working on abstract designs inspired by Alexander Calder. We looked at Calder's work while making our ecosystem mobiles last month, and now we are looking at his paintings. This is a great introduction for drawing and color theory; students are creating abstract designs inspired by shapes found in nature (building on what we've been doing with our gardens and ecosystem lessons), then painting them in primary colors. They loooove the project!