Archive | June, 2017

Rotational Art

21 Jun

During a recent unit on transformations in geometry, we decided to combine math and art. We have done this before with Wassily Kandinsky’s concentric circles and an attempt at a perimeter art. While we would happily do Kandinsky’s circles again, we definitely need to revisit the perimeter art idea!

In art, we had been looking at the Pop Art movement through the works of Jim Dine and Keith Haring and were to continue with a look at Andy Warhol. We decided to take the Warhol lesson and mix it up by adding in the concept of transformations. We focussed on the idea of a 4 quadrant approach, bright colours, images from pop culture and, the requirement to complete one of each transformation. Students needed to reflect, rotate and translate their image. How they did this would be explained in their artwork reflection. Since it was one of those last minute decisions the lesson itself needs some work but the overall idea yielded some great artwork!

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