6-8 Design   Art History & Culture


Teens create designs to understand the geometric and historic concept of tile tessalations. Tiles are organized and choice painted. 

Japanesse Notan

This lesson aids in the understanding of positive and negative spaces by providing students an experimental opportinity play with the dark and light arrangements in their design.

Advanced Papel Picado

Papel picado is a delicate cultural practice that requires attention to the folding and cutting of tissue paper. Here youths are challenged  to create intricate fold-design cuts and explore varied outcomes by taking risks.

Celebration Stencils

With a backgroup understanding of Chinese paper cutting art form and modern street art, teens create negative and positive space stencils that celebrate something important to them.