The Insets for Design - Exercise 2
- When the child is doing the work reasonably well, the teacher
can show him how to make symmetrical designs. She takes a frame,
e.g., the curved triangle, a piece of the colored paper and some
colored pencils to the child's table. She covers the paper exactly
with the frame. She takes a pencil and draws the curved triangle.
She then turns the frame, in this case, 180 degrees, covers
the paper again and draws the curved triangle. She removes the
frame and lets the child look at the resulting design.
- The design can be filled in with any color scheme the child
likes, e.g., the middle can be in one color and each of the outside
shapes in another. The child must not use the same color for
two adjacent sections of the designs. The child can take any
shape to use in this way. Some shapes, for example, the rectangle,
should be rotated only 90 degrees.
- After a period of time, the teacher can introduce new variations
to the child. The following exercises are examples of variations
which can be introduced.