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4th Grade – Four Part Symmerty inspired by Tibetan Mandalas

4th Grade – Four Part Symmerty inspired by Tibetan Mandalas

This lesson is ALWAYS successful… and for EVERY student. Β I have used different artists or techniques as inspiration over the years. Β This time, we looked at Tibetan Mandalas. Β I showed students a Prezi I created on the Smartboard, Tibetan Mandala Prezi.Β I found a great time lapse video of Tibetan Monks creating a sand mandala. Β The kids love it! Β Feel free to borrow!

These were created on Bogus Paper with black tempera, then colored in with chalk pastels. Β I have my students paint each section first with water before coloring with the chalks. This makes the artwork much more vibrant in color and eliminates a large portion of dust from the chalks.

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They turned out great! They looked great hanging in our halls!

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  • Chelsea Ambrose
    Posted at 12:48h, 23 May Reply

    What did you paint over the mandalas with to sort of seal in the chalk pastels? Is it a glue water mixture?
    Thank you!

    • gingerpacer
      Posted at 21:17h, 25 July Reply

      So sorry for a late response! I used Mod Podge. If you paint it on with a large brush, with few strokes, it really doesn’t smear! You do have to be careful, over brushing will smear a bit. πŸ™‚

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