SchoolArts Magazine

December 2017

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throughout society. We examined a variety of logos and graphic designs and talked about how students could incorporate their initials to create a piece unique to them. One thing they noticed was how patterns seemed to be key to many images, especially on clothing. Therefore, students chose to use patterns to create their art. Starting with Block Letters Students began with a square piece of paper and used block letters to WORKING WITH Melanie Robinson G raphics are used just about everywhere—in advertising, on clothing, in artwork, and even in and on our cell phones and electronic devices. I wanted my students to experience using bold graphic designs in their own artwork in a different way, so I designed this monogram-inspired project. Discussing Graphics We began by discussing graphics in art and the different ways they are used MONOGRAMS E L E M E N T A R Y Haley Y. Ryan P.

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