Middle or High School Art: Radial Symmetry Name Design-First Day of School


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This middle or high school art project will fit into any middle or high school art curriculum beautifully. Students use the elements and principles of design to create a radial symmetry mandala. They use their names cut from paper as the framework for the mandala and add collages and other mixed media to add interest and personality to their artwork.


This art lesson works great as a get-to-know-you activity for the first week of school in any art class, or as a creative get-to-know-you icebreaker activity in any classroom. Art supplies can be modified based on availability, but this demonstration uses construction paper, scissors, glue sticks, magazines for collages, markers, and paint markers. This art project is great for distance learning, homeschool art, or in the classroom


Even the most skeptical students love this collage mandala art lesson because it is easy to follow and it is possible for everyone to be successful. The college process is meditative and helps ease students’ anxieties about their artistic abilities at the beginning of the year.


Included in this radial symmetry name design lesson are:

  • A Google Slideshow with student examples and step-by-step instructions
  • A video demonstration for students
  • An instructional handout with links and QR codes students can scan to see the slideshow and video demonstration from any device easily and fast
  • A rubric for easy grading


All of my lessons can be shared with your students through Google Classroom or any digital platform and are formatted to work for distance learning or in the classroom. They are designed to save you time and help your students access the tutorials, presentations, videos, or worksheets as easily as possible. You can find more ready-to-go, easy-to-follow, time-saving art lessons in my RESOURCE SHOP.


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Middle or High School Art: Radial Symmetry Name Design-First Day of School