Sunday, May 27, 2007

New York Minute #3 - Monday's Mandala

The first class of seventh graders at Henry Street School in NYC created their mandala and painted it with warm colors. There was a large piece of canvas taped down to the floor at the back of the classroom. I had about six kids at a time come back and work for 10 minutes on drawing the mandala, then continued rotating small groups until everyone had a chance to add an element to the design. Then each group rotated through again and got about 15 minutes to paint. The whole project took an hour and a half.

Unfortunately there wasn't enough time to totally finish any of the mandalas, which I knew would be the case before hand. I am still hoping that Terri, the excellent art teacher, will send me some photos of the final products!

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