Steve Roden inspired, coded paintings

Steve Roden creates his paintings after he has created a code. He will listen to a piece of music and using his code,he “paints the music”

5th Graders created their own codes using the color wheel. The pure hues spell out a word or a phrase that relates to the overall theme of their art. In order to have their coded messages stand out, and be visible to their viewers they mixed tints of colors and completed their paintings. Students also learned that artist use contrast to add visual interest to their work. Black and White contrasts the colored areas.

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Tessellations Look AWESOME!

The 5th graders tessellations are done and looking great.  Check out some of their creations.  There are quiet a few of them so click on the individual images to view them in a larger format.  They are definitely worth the upload!