We read The Dot by Peter Reynolds. "Vashti even made a dot by not painting a dot."
|"How can she do that?" Some students exclaimed, as the book was being read. |
"How can you make a dot by not painting a dot?"
We talked about positive and negative space. Can you make a dot by painting many little dots ? How much space would 100 dots fill?
First, the students chose whether they would like to make a dot (painting in the positive space) or a "not dot" (painting in the negative space). They traced circle templates (a larger one for the dot, a smaller for the not dot). The students then painted frisket around their circles (on the outside of the line for Dots, on the inside of the line for Not Dots). The students were enamored by the "rubber paint".
|This little artist was included in the picture- she had dots on her apron and on her glasses!|