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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
8th Grade Self-Reflective Mandala's
As a capstone to the 8th grader's Color Theory study, they created a Mandala using the Elements of Design. The students were asked to create a Mandala that reflected their personality. They were given a 12 x 18 piece of black construction paper, chalk pastels, and blending stumps. The Mandala could be symmetrical or asymmetrical, it was up to the artist to decide! We waited to cut the Mandala design from the black paper so they would have a place to touch the paper and rotate it without smudging their work. This seemed to work the best. As they finished they spray fixed & mounted on colored construction paper.