Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp

Monday, September 23, 2013

Positive and Negative space

We are about halfway though the first quarter and about halfway through the elements of art.  We did some beautiful continuous line landscapes that were colored in using value. I'll post some of those pictures soon.  

Today, we started prepping for some work using positive and negative space, line and pattern. I found this idea on Pinterest but I can't find the link that I got the idea from.

Students will use a template from a 3x5 index card and repeat it on both sides of a 12 x 18 pice of construction paper.  

Today, we are making zentangle resource sheets.  Using about 6 pages of different tangles that I have found all over the net, students are filling in a page of 30 1.5" squares with their favorite tangles to use on their project which they will start tomorrow.   I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with.  As always, I will post pics of the finished projects.  


  1. love it, Tracey! Can't wait to see how they turn out. Love the idea of them creating their own zentangle resource sheets too! My 3rd graders just started their zentangle color wheels yesterday. :)

  2. I can't take credit for the resource sheet, Michelle! That was Betsy's idea. It has been great though. They've already practiced and found the ones that they like, so hopefully, there won't be much "I'd don't know what to draw" whining when working on their actual project.