Wednesday, May 6, 2015

6th Grade Mandalas

6th graders have been learning about India in Social Studies, so we learned about different types of Indian Art, and they created their own mandalas with colored pencils. 

First, I gave them a practice paper with circles and liens to guide them so they would have a basic understanding of how to create different decorative elements, and expand their mandalas in a circular form:

Then, they created the same lines with rules, separating their papers into 8 sections. They created Indian-style patterns, and expanded their pattern in a circular form, just like their practice sheet. They added color with colored pencils:

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