This lesson will introduce symmetrical rotation design to your students through the use of line and color. The PowerPoint has been created to use as a teaching tool and will guide your students through each step of the project. Visuals of a "teacher-made" example have been included so the students will actually see the progression of each stage of the lesson development.
For ease of instruction, a lesson plan has been included which outlines student objectives, materials needed, vocabulary, and a thorough teaching procedure. Several student handouts have been created and are also included to assist in the understanding of and the use of Line and Color (Elements of Art). To conclude the lesson, a student response sheet has been developed with four questions that will have the students reflect on their artistic experience with this lesson.
It will be very easy to prepare this lesson for the students. (A material preparation sheet has been included which outlines what needs to be done prior to lesson instruction.) Materials needed for this lesson are basic: art paper, pencils, erasers, rulers, and colored pencils.
I have used this lesson with my middle school art students for years and have found it to be very successful. The students always enjoy the transformation of their original design that occurs through the use of symmetrical rotation.