Grade Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan
Art Elements: Space
Art Skills: Cutting
Making Connections: Design
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I’ve always had a love – hate relationship with positive / negative space lessons. First, I become unmotivated to teach them because they don’t involve some type of art history or culture, second, the student products have not been stellar for me in past years.
This year, I tried a new lesson with 4th grade and added a few tricks, making both the students (and myself) much happier with the result.
You probably get the basics: Students are given two papers, one large colored and one smaller black square. They cut out a shape, and flip it to create a design.
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