Students will learn about what a Mandala is by watching a short video.   I will then demonstrate how to create one.  Students will create a small individual ones then collaborate in a small group and make a large one using several elements from their individual mandalas.

review for ART SLT

Rhythm – using repetition to create movement


•asymmetrical – two sides that are different

•symmetrical – two sides that are the same

•radial – symmetry that radiates from the center

Balance – the way the composition is arranged (visual equality)

Cast shadow – shadow “cast” on the surface (highlight on one side, and cast shadow on the opposite side)

Texture – the way something looks or feels

Value – the lightness or darkness of something

Pop Art – Andy Warhol was a famous artist, used everyday objects as subject matter

Liner perspective – uses a vanishing point to create depth (one point perspective, two point perspective)

Impressionism – (Edward Manet) small quick brushstrokes (water lilies) they commonly used pastels

Cubism – images broken up into small shapes that become abstract

Color - one of the seven elements of art, described by hue, intensity, and value


•in the round – seen from all sides

•relief: attached to a backing

•low-relief – sticks out slightly

•high-relief – sticks out more

Contrast – makes your artwork interesting

•contrasting textures – smooth/rough

•contrasting colors – warm/cool

•contrasting values – light/dark

Pattern – repeated decorative design

Non-objective – NOT representative of a person, place or thing

Chiaroscuro – the use of light and dark side by side to simulate the effects of light and shadow in nature

Surrealism – stressed the significance of letting one’s imagination rule. Salvador Dali was known for this.

A gradation from one color to another color when using colored pencils can be achieved by overlapping one color lightly

over and into the other.

Medium – the material that is chosen by an artist to create a work of art