When Art and Maths Collide.
6 year olds
The day was broken into three parts today, following an observational drawing warm-up.
The children knew what symmetry was. When I asked them how we could draw an insect that is the same on each side, their idea was to use a mirror. Tricky, but good thinking.
I asked them to draw half an insect on one half of the page. They folded the page and held it up to the window to trace through to the other half.
The second part of the day was to cut out half an insect, retaining all the paper and creating positive and negative spaces with symmetry.
The last part of the day was to repeat the first part, using pen, quality paper, then fine brushes and paint.