Wednesday, March 26, 2014


I have a couple 3rd grade classes this week due to our modified parent conference schedule, so I tried the Thom Pastrano project out with one of them today. We did all of the cutting first, then students planned their designs. I modeled moving parts around to different places in order to find the most interesting composition. I was so impressed with the results. As we looked at them at he end of class, we noticed that they all looked different. Some in subtle ways, some in drastic ways, even though they all started with similar parts.

This range of visual possibilities is a wonderful thing about abstract art. It gives us the freedom and chance to look at things in different ways.