Mrs. Keller

Mrs. Keller

About Me

I have been teaching elementary school art for the past seven years and I LOVE what I do! I am a teacher who creates more messes than I can clean, thinks that glitter makes everything look better, and believes that art can bring people of all cultures together.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Negative Space Hearts

I always start this lesson with the simple folding paper and cutting a half heart shape and let the kids go, "oh yeah, I already know how to do this...yada yada yada".  (They think they know everything, don't they?)  Then I tell them to throw the heart away, and that really gets them confused :)  I go through the whole positive space/negative space speech and tell them we will be filling in the "window" (or, the negative space) with shredded paper strips.  I love the effect, it reminds me of a paper weaving, but it is WAY simpler - if that is even a word??

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