Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pattern exploration in 2nd Grade 
Inspired by Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi with Pumpkin, 2010, Japan


     We studied the artist Yayoi Kusama. She is sometimes referred to as the Polka-dot Artist. She doesn't always use polk-dots, but all her work is highly patterned, which is why I chose her as my inspiration for this lesson.
     Our students all started by drawing one pumpkin - step-by-step using a pencil. Once they got the hang of it, many more were added. We used organic shapes for our pumpkins, and used geometric pattern in our background.
     I was delighted to see all the wonderfully creative responses of our students!

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