The 6th graders are currently looking at the negative space, or air around an object, to help with their observational skills. In the first practice, they colored the negative space around a photocopy of a chair, then moved to looking at the shapes of air made by two objects touching each other, and finally looking at the geometric shapes made by overlapping markers.
After looking at the paintings and sculptures of Jim Dine, the 6th graders are currently drawing the negative spaces made by overlapping, touching, intersecting tools. There challenge includes coming up with a creative way to color the negative space.
More pictures soon as they finish!