ELEMENTS SPINNER – Elements of Design

Students use markers and/or coloured pencils to create an Elements of Design spinner that they can use to focus their art making.

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ELEMENTS SPINNER – Elements of Design

Supplies:

  • Crayola Coloured Pencils
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Arrow Game Spinners - 10.2 cm (4") - 1 per student
  • Cardstock Paper - 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm (8.5" x 11") - 1 per student
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Foam Sponge - about 4 cm x 18 cm (1.5" x 7")
 

Steps:

1
Step 1
  1. Label each section of the circle – one for each element. (Downloads - ElementsSpinner.pdf)
  2. Create a design in each section to illustrate the element.
2
Step 2
  1. Cut out the circle.
  2. Place the circle on top of a small piece of sponge.
  3. Press a pencil into the centre of the circle and into the sponge.
  4. Make a hole big enough to fit the spinner.
3
Step 3
  1. Attach the spinner to the centre of the circle.
  2. To use the spinner make your own rules, e.g.,
    - Spin until you get 3 different elements.
    - Create a unique artwork that emphasizes those elements.
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Grade 4,

    • Grade 5,

    • Grade 6,

    • Grade 7,

    • Grade 8


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