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Mathematics and Art – Week Two – Castle and Sun

20 January, 2014

This week we explored Paul Klee’s Castle and Sun. This artwork is perfect for mathematics with most of the artwork being constructed with straight lines which form tessellating shapes.

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We used pencils and rulers to sketch out the initial picture. The kids then had the option of tracing lines in sharpie before colouring in the shapes with textas.

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The colouring took longer than expected and so we didn’t all get to finish our artworks, however it was a fun art activity. Next time I might try it with a smaller sheet of paper. (We used A3).

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For the younger children, it was an introduction to drawing lines with a ruler. For the older kids it was an exploration of lines and the shapes they make.

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