Subject: Repeating Patterns
Activity: Make a pattern with rubber stamps
Materials: Rubber stamps, color inkpads, paper
Vocabulary: Pattern, shape
Patterns are used to create designs. Stripes on a t-shirt or square windows on a building are examples of patterns. Look around and see if you can find a pattern.
Sometimes artists use only one shape to create a large work of art. Michael Ray Charles made this sculpture using only wooden crutches. He bolted the crutches together then hung them from the ceiling.
What shapes do you see?
What patterns do you see? How are they made?
How many crutches make up a wheel?
Can you find the single crutches?
Make a pattern with a rubber stamp. Try stamping several repeating rows, or stamp in a circle. Use different inks to make it colorful! How many different patterns can you make?
Michael Ray Charles formed the star shapes to look like spokes on a wheel.
Pattern - A repeating line, shape, or color
Space - A circle, square, triangle, or any other type of form
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