I did something like this at the end of the school year, based on some magnets I bought that make cool designs no matter which way you put them together.
The paper was square, and marked at 1/5th intravals, on all 4 sides. I asked the kids to connect the dots from any side to any side, with no crossing over. Then they filled each section in, using a different pattern for each section. I had them use markers for one class, colored pencils for another. These were pretty much one day projects which I put up right away, making a very bright, attractive display. The students loved how the shapes connected with each other, even tho differnt patterns where used.
From: Bunki Kramer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wed 7/21/2004 7:20 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: First days- HS Art I
> From: "Aust ArtClasses" <email@example.com>
> One the first day, I am going to do a "doodling excercise". I
> have sheets already run off with lines coming form the edges,
> same place. The students will begin doodling on the sheet,
> incorporating the lines and timed, then I will have them pass to
> each other around the room timed until it gets back to the
> original students. Lets them see what others can do with what
> you started and also how you are inspired by what comes your
> way. The reason for the lines coming from the edges is to
> create a large puzzle when all are connectd together.
> Jackie Brewer (Aust)
Hi, Jackie. You have inspired me. What a great idea. Out of curiosity, do
you use square paper of rectangular? I could envision this going off into
colored pencil work or watercolors. Dynamite. Toodles....Bunki
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