4th and 5th graders learned about two of the Principles of Design: BALANCE and UNITY.In a work of art BALANCE refers to the arrangement of elements on either side of a centered line. Shapes and colors can be arranged to create a sense of balance. UNITY makes an artwork feel complete and finished.
For their project, the students traced a large crayon shape three or more times. The students were required to create balance in their artwork with these shapes. There also had to be on area of overlapping in their drawing. Finally, they needed to create unity in their artwork by making their drawing look complete and finished by coloring in neatly.