Friday, November 4, 2011

circle painting

We were asked to complete a 10-foot panel for a Principal's luncheon with the ACE (Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County) recently which needed to depict the art form of "Media Arts"...of which I do very little. I do not have a bank of computers or iPads (YET!!!) so we needed to get creative with our approach! I decided to do this special project with a group of 6 2nd grade self-contained ESE students. We watched a video on Circle Painting (www.circlepainting.org) and went to town creating our large panel (pictured above). I also added the words "Media Arts", our school name, and the website name. It hung in my classroom for a week or so before I had to surrender it to the ACE.

The logistics of that project were simple, and because I only had 6 kiddos working on it it was even EASIER! I had 12 colors of paint. I assigned each student one color of paint, and they had 2 minutes to paint circles. After 3 minutes they handed the paint to the person to their right until we had gone through all the paint colors!

The following week I gave each of them their own large paper (18x24) and did the same thing with the paints and brushes so they could make their own paintings. These are currently hanging in my room and they look amazing!

While I realize that circle paintings are supposed to be group efforts, I was glad they were able to create a panel of their own. They are SO stinkin' proud of their work (and so am I!)







9 comments:

  1. These are nice, and I might use it next year after reading The Dot (already did it this year!) I can see how kids of all ability levels can be successful with this.

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  2. I love it! That's so cool...I actualy JUST started circle paintings with my fourth graders yesterday. We watched some of the YouTube videos and they really got into it. I will post pics on my blog when they are done, too! Another great project that you shared-thanks so much!

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  3. It must be "circle-painting season"! I just got out 34 paint containers to start mixing colors for 4th graders to work on group circle painting. I've done this with a group of 8 kids before, but never with a whole class of 30+ and I'm a little bit nervous about it. Your panels turned out great and I'll bet your classroom looks smashing with all that color hanging!!

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  4. I love the bright colors and the free forming designs. Fun and beautiful work.

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  5. Not sure if you've seen my version of it or not..check it out..I have 3 posts of them http://artwithmre.blogspot.com

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  6. I love it. Its just so Beautifull!

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  7. This is Hiep Nguyen, the founder and director of Circle Painting. I am delighted to see the idea being shared and spread among art educators around the country. I encourage you to share the photos and experience of your project on Circle Painting Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/circlepainting.org?fref=ts so all can enjoy as a community.
    I also appreciate your acknowledgement. I hope someday I can join all of you for a larger event that engage the whole school and community. If you are interested in receive a proper training and techniques, don't hesitate to contact me at circlepainting@gmail.com.

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  8. I am very involved in culture of Aboriginal Art painting and all dotted painting cards. Please help me and provide some steps to learn this beautiful art.

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