Under the guidance of Ms. Weatherly, our 3rd grade Artists used organic shapes last year to create fabulous flip art! Organic shapes are free-form, unpredictable and flowing in appearance. These shapes remind us of the natural world of animals, plants, sky, sea, etc… Unlike geometric shapes, organic shapes are usually irregular and asymmetrical. Students drew several different organic shapes on their paper and carefully cut them out, making sure not to damage the area from which they were cutting. Artists discovered the importance of positive and negative shapes in art as they "flipped" their shapes over onto their black backgrounds. They made a bold statement with their works when they mounted their positive and negative shapes onto high contrast paper, creating an exact mirror image of their “flipped” organic shapes!
Our student, Austin King, had his art work included in the current edition of Waco Today. He did an amazing job on his artwork!