Friday, June 25, 2010

Word Play

If you know your art terminology, positive space refers to the space occupied by an element or form in an artwork. I use it for my classroom because what I want most is for it to be a supportive place for creativity and growth. So I guess enjoy a little word play. Another term we like to discuss in my classes is the use of artistic license. The children really love the idea of having choice in how you create a piece of art to make it your own. For students who have taken many classes with me, I make them this gift, and place it in a little acrylic frame. The children take pride in having an actual artistic license to display at home!

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