Students will learn about radial design with this interesting art lesson.
Radial: Developing symmetrically about a central point; A radial part, such as a ray, spoke, or radius.
- The American Heritage Dictionary
Discuss the meaning of "radius" with the students. Explain that a radial design is one that is on the radius of a circle and that radial symmetry means that the design is symmetrical no matter which way you turn it.
Show examples of radial designs in art and in their environment.
Hex Signs - A nice example of radial designs
Radial Design in Crayon & Marker
Radial Design Mandala - Another Lesson Plan
Radial Name Design
Kids Art Works!: Creating With Color, Design, Texture & More
The projects are divided into four major categories: "Playing with Patterns," "Prints Charming," "The Sculpture Gallery," and "A Touch of Texture." The directions are clear, precise, and illustrated with black-and-white diagrams and cartoons.