Friday, June 14, 2013

Symmetrical Warm and Cool Compositions 3rd grade


This was the last project my 3rd graders did this year. I intended it to be a quick 2 day project that reviewed warm and cool color families and symmetry.  It ended up taking 4 days (isn't that always the way of things!) but they did an amazing job!  I was a bit surprised at home much effort and detail they put in, especially the week before school ends for the summer. 


dietqueen81 said...

How did they do this? Did they trace things? I would love to do this next year, but I'm not sure how to start.

ArtMuse said...


I used 8 1/2" by 11" carbon paper. You can buy a package of it at Staples or Office Max. The students used 11" x 11" white drawing paper and I had them fold the paper in half. While the paper is folded you place a sheet of carbon paper (black side UP) under the folded drawing paper and draw your design. When you open the paper up the design becomes symmetrical on both sides. To color it, I had my kids use Sharpie's and 'Mr. Sketch' markers in varying warm and cool colors.
Hope that helps!