Students will explore radial symmetry by creating their own faux stained glass windows on transparency sheets. They will create colorful repeating designs using permanent markers to emphasize pattern in their work.
Students will identify examples of radial symmetry.
Students will create a unified piece of art using the same colors and designs throughout.
Students will explore shapes and designs within radial symmetric stained glass.
Introduce the differences between asymmetry, bilateral symmetry, and radial symmetry.
Show examples of rose windows and lead a discussion of how stained glass windows create visual beauty or tell a narrative.
Demonstrate how to draw a circle with eight equal segments using a compass.
Teach how to create a design triangle to flip back and forth to create radial symmetry in the faux stained glass window.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
Supplies and Materials
Black permanent markers
Colored permanent markers
Tracing paper & pencils
Examples of stained glass rose windows
Examine Rose Windows and Symmetry
Discuss the different types of symmetry.
View examples of rose windows and discuss how they influence audiences with portrayed narratives.
Identify how the location and experience of viewing stained glass impacts how they are perceived and valued.
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