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Monday, April 11, 2011

Monochromatic Rhythm Paintings

Monochromatic Rhythm Painting  The third graders are learning about how rhythm is used in art.  Rhythm is a principle of art that's difficult to summarize in words. Assuming that you've picked up on a rhythm in music before, take what you heard with your ears and try to translate that to something you'd see with your eyes. Rhythm, in art, is a visual beat.  They made a drawing using lines to show rhythm.  Then, they mixed tints and shades of ONE color to make a monochromatic painting. Some of the kids found the gold paint and thought gold would make nice accents.  Although it no longer becomes a true monochromatic painting, that touch of gold makes it look dazzling!


Fine Lines said...

These are cool. I'm thinking the next time I teach rhythm like thisI may have the kids make their lines while listening to pieces of music and then have the music titles displayed with the art. Maybe have a bulletin board that asks the viewer to match the art to the piece of music. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

Like your student I do like the touch of gold.
Great lesson. I like the connection to music.
Wassily Kandinsky would have liked this lesson.

Pat said...

I can't wait to try this with my 5th graders! I have some gold,liquid watercolor,is that what you used?


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