First graders learned about primary colors, secondary colors and the importance of color in art. They also learned about symmetry and pattern and using shapes to make objects along the way. We talked about how bugs are made up of shapes, are symmetrical and have lots of different patterns and colors. They then had to fold their paper in half and create half of a bug that included a head, body, eye, legs, and wings if they wanted. They also had to add two patterns using lines and shapes. They then had to trace the bug in sharpie, and then trace the other side at the window so that when they open it it’s the same on both sides. They then added color using oil pastel and liquid watercolors, making sure the color was the same on both sides as well. The last step was to texture rub in the background.