Art:K12 is an exhibition program at Weaver Street Market’s Carrboro store, focusing on artwork created by local children and youth. The program began in February 2015. Its initial intention is to offer a public space for viewing visual art created by students in the CHCCS district, as well as local private schools. “Rotational Symmetry Prints” will be on display from Monday, April 27 through Sunday, May 31.
Northside Elementary School, 5th grade, curated by Art Teacher, Alder Keene
In this art experience, students observed structures that are present in our everyday lives. Students noticed the differences between objects that were man-made and nature-made and looked at artworks that attempted to combine the two. Fifth graders used their visual journals to document different structures that surrounded them in the Art Studio and noticed that all structures are a combination of small parts creating a whole.
After deciding on a structure to take inspiration from, students carved a symmetrical design into a styrofoam printing plate. They learned the process of printmaking and created multiple images. As a final step, the students combined 4 prints, making a complex design with rotational symmetry.
Over the course of the art-making process, 5th grade students transformed ordinary structures into complex designs showing rotational symmetry.