This Week’s Theme: Mandala Artists
Here’s a very energized collaborative circle painting created by a lively bunch of pre K and K students at the Garden Elementary School in Venice, Florida. Joanna Davis-Lanum, a National Board certified Art Teacher, facilitated this creatively fun art projected, loaded with all types of mandala-like circles in varying shapes and sizes.
About the class, Joanna states:
I am always amazed by the boldness and gusto my students have when they’re creating work together, characteristics I sometimes never see from many of them. I absolutely adore these projects, and I think after reading about the elements and principles of circle paintings, you may even be inspired to give it a whirl with your students!
…During the collaborative process of circle painting, something magical happens. Every single student, not just select “stars”, suddenly begin to work and think like real artists…from which colors to use to where to add their newest circles. I see them thinking more on a collaborative project than on individual ones. Every time we do this project, the kids are amazingly enthusiastic, and they’re involved in the whole range of the artistic process, from conceptualization to execution.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ~ Pablo Picasso