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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!