Combining Art Forces with Yayoi Kusama & Mandalas

Our Art Adventures took us to a wedding! Marrying Japanese Artist, Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms with the art of Mandalas in our 6-9 year old classes. CCA built our own reflection rooms to incorporate MATH and ART.
A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms.
What percentage would you need to design, in order to create the illusion of a full circle?
Notice the fact that only 2 surfaces were used, to create the 3rd and 4th illusionary planes which complete the circle!
Check out Washington Sq. Park or Union Square Park in NYC for daily large Mandala sand paintings by artist Joe Mangrum

ART on the GO!

Its welcome back week at CCA! During Spring break, Claire headed to Florida and met with Laser Peg’s inventor and lead designer, Jon, who is now working on many more inventions! Claire had the unique opportunity to also teach his twins color and pattern techniques with paint on wood. How differently they approached their pieces!  While one explored the magic of sponge painting with natural sponges (given the sea was only a few steps away) the other decorated with repetitive dots in various contrasting colors…
What fun!!

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A big thank you goes out to Jon and Tanya for this wonderful experience!