Creating Mandals Using Color & Geometry


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Creating Mandals Using Color & Geometry

  1. 1. <ul><li>Describe this famous stained glass “Rose” window from the Chartres Cathedral in France using math vocabulary. (Radius, symmetry, circumference, etc…) </li></ul>Art is in everything – Even Math. You will learn to see the connections between math and art and how to understand basic radial geometry concepts.
  2. 2. Mandalas
  3. 3. What is a Mandala??? A mandala is a geometric design meant to symbolize the universe and our connection to it. It is an art form that is found in many cultures around the world. The word mandala is rooted in Sanskrit, and means “healing circle” or “whole world”, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life and the universe.
  4. 4. Mediums/ Materials (What You Will Use To Make Your Mandalas) <ul><li>Paint - Tempera </li></ul><ul><li>TOOLS: </li></ul><ul><li>Circle template handout, drawing pencils, scissors, Tempera Paint, white drawing paper, paintbrushes, palettes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Art & Math Vocabulary <ul><li>Art & Math Vocabulary: </li></ul><ul><li>Radius - a straight line joining the center of a circle or sphere to any point on the circumference or surface. </li></ul><ul><li>Radial Balance- all elements radiate out from a center point in a circular fashion. It is very easy to maintain a focal point in radial balance, since all the elements lead your eye toward the center.  </li></ul><ul><li>Circumference – The boundary line of a circle. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Inspiration <ul><li>Show examples of Radial design in art - Rose windows and various mandalas. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate steps to make symmetrical design - and transferring to rest of circle. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate/review painting techniques - blending of colors - varying pressure for different values. Review color planning. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples
  8. 8. Objectives (What You Will Learn): <ul><li>Students will Become aware of Radial design in art through examples of Rose windows and mandala designs from various cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Understand math concepts as they relate to art </li></ul><ul><li>Create a radial design inspired by rose windows. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate skill in blending of colors using colored tempera paint. </li></ul><ul><li>Show awareness of color planning in selection of colors. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Directions <ul><li>1. Neatly cut out circle.    </li></ul><ul><li>2. Trace circle template in sketchbook paper 3 times on 3 different sheets. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Fold the circle in half, then in quarters. Crease, Cut. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Trace one quarter on 2 of the 2 rough drafts so you have eight rough draft quarter options. </li></ul>1 2 3 3 4
  10. 10. Evaluation <ul><li>Did student exhibit radial balance in completing a design inspired? </li></ul><ul><li>Did students exhibit craftsmanship in coloring their design with paint? (Color Scheme) </li></ul><ul><li>Did students show use of principles design? (Balance) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Find the Axis of Symmetry
  12. 12. How is this like your Mandala? How is it different? Be specific.
  13. 13. TASKS <ul><li>Staple Sheet to Color Wheel Put in the hr 7/8 folder. </li></ul><ul><li>*Create 8 Mandala rough drafts.* </li></ul><ul><li>Pick 2 from the 8 that are your favs with Mrs. Steffl. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw 2 big (trace on projector).*** </li></ul><ul><li>Get Kandinsky Worksheet and Workbook. Complete. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Draw 2 big (trace on projector). </li></ul><ul><li>Get Kandinsky Worksheet and Workbook. Complete. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn in Kandinsky Worksheet to HR Folder </li></ul><ul><li>Trace FINAL Mandala on Heavy Paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Outline with Sharpie </li></ul><ul><li>Chose Color Scheme- Get Mrs. Steffl’s Ok- Paint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Color Scheme Choices are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complimentary, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>warm, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cool, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>analogous, or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>triadic. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Painting The FINAL Mandala <ul><li>Make sure you okay’d your color choices with Mrs. Steffl. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>THEN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take own your fish put in a neat pile on the wooden desk. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paint NEATLY!!! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If You finish you will draw a Castle. </li></ul></ul></ul>