I just did that very same lesson with my students. They turned out great!! The only real problem we had was that some students had trouble translating value into pattern, which is what I stressed. They, instead, used line to define areas of the drawing that should have been defined by value. It is still my new favorite lesson.
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From: Michele Berlin
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: lessons about rhythm/patterns needed
I am about to do something using the works of Chuck Close and Phil Silvers. The kids are going to create a composition using strong darks and lights. The catch is that they will use a grid and instead of just drawing it they will be using different types of patterns in each box to create the values. I got the idea from last month's Arts and Activities magazine.
Never tried it before so I will be doing it myself with the class. Hope that can help you in some way.
I'm working on a unit with 4 lessons, one each for the visual arts standards, about cycles/rhythms/patterns.
I really want to push the limits with the lessons and what better place to ask for help than the ArtEd list!
I have been brainstorming and came up with cycles/phases of nature, heartbeats, jumping rope, the musical Stomp, creating visual patterns with sound effects.
I need artists/artwork that has STRONG visual images showing rhythm and anything else that you can think.
Thanks you all your help and support.
Robin in Va ---