"Mr. Cummins, you know that project we started three minutes ago and are supposed to work on the rest of the week?"
Yes. What about it?
Everyone needs engaging activities on file. This is a more advanced grid exercise. Students will surprise themselves when they draw the simple squares while reassembling them to complete an impressive drawing. The squares provided, however, only complete the left half of a symmetrical image. The right half is completed by the students reproducing the squares again, this time drawing the contents in reverse to create a mirror image of the left side.
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As a right-brained drawing technique, mirror mystery grids are particularly suited to addressing left-mode issues. The original image is intentionally scrambled to deny the left-brain access and facilitate a shift to a more beneficial mode of mental processing.
Grid drawing isn't exclusive to art class. The technique is very effective at teaching itself. The process addresses certain math concepts and the variety of subject matter can relate to other areas. This activity also transcends language barriers. I have found that non-english speaking students can discern the method and get to work right away.
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