Today we discussed the concept of NEGATIVE SPACE. Negative space is the shapes made by the space around an object. Artists look at both the positive shapes (the objects they are drawing) and the negative space around the objects when sketching out an image.
In class we drew the negative space around a collection of colored pencils and scissors. A worksheet about negative space went home today. This is homework and it looks like this...
This worksheet will be due Wednesday, January 21st.
Note: There is no school on Monday, January 19th, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday, January 20th, we anticipate that many of the 6th grade classes will miss art due to the inauguration of President Elect Obama, which they will be watching. Wednesday, the 21st, students should come to art prepared to have their picture taken in preparation for a self portrait project. Make sure your hair is how you want it! The photo will not be published in any way or fashion. You, the student, will receive the one and only copy of the photo as a reference for your artwork. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about the self portrait photos.