Second grade is working on symmetrical art and I found this lesson on Art Sonia posted by Chris Mulder from Burlington Iowa. We looked at paintings from the artist Laurel Burch. We focused on her cat paintings and use of bright colors and patterns. We reviewed symmetry and began our work by drawing half of a cat in the style of Laurel Burch. We then traced our pencil drawing with black crayon, then folded the paper in reverse so we could use a ruler to rub the crayon to the other half of the paper to make a full, symmetrical cat drawing. We then used construction paper crayons to add pattern to our cats, making sure to keep the work symmetrical.
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