Circle Art: Let’s Make a Mess!

All good things are circular.  —Kiersten White, Now I Rise

Shortly after my focus on photographing lines last year, I transitioned to finding circles in ordinary places. I’ve seen the art installation above [or ones similar to it] at least three times within the last year–at work, in a dentist’s office, and in a hotel.

As I was scrolling through my Flickr albums–trying to decide if Flickr is worth the new price tag–I ran across a few circle art pieces the now seventh graders completed while in sixth grade. Their work reminded me of the art installation, so of course, I have to share.

My son is not crazy about his, but he’s allowing me to post it. Why? Because “there are no mistakes in art,” as his fourth grade teacher says. [Insert my shock that he’s okay with my including it].

Circle Art by Vaughan

Sadly, I didn’t have time to photograph all the students’ circle art, but here are the few I captured. [Click an image for a closer look].

 

Various tools can be used to make circle art, but the goal is to allow the process to evolve naturally–without overthinking it. It is definitely my kind of art, so I’m grabbing some art paper, colored pencils, markers, a compass, and (maybe) paint to make my own circle art this weekend. Maybe, I’ll find the courage to share here on the blog.

Why don’t you join me?

This is an excellent weekend activity for kids too, so get them to join the fun. If you need more information or inspiration on circle art, check out the Artful Parent’s Circle Art post.

Let’s make a mess!

14 thoughts on “Circle Art: Let’s Make a Mess!

    • Chandra Lynn says:

      You’re too kind! I’ll pass your words on to my little one. Yes, I’m actually jealous of the kids. They get to make art that’s always beautiful. I tell my son all the time to not let others put him in a box. Even as he develops other interests, he’s still an artist, still a writer, still a filmmaker, still a musician. He doesn’t have to drop one to become something else.

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  1. Sheila Marie Delgado says:

    Great art! Love Vaughans! I love the textures from his mark making 😉 And I love that his red circles are lopsided and wonky. (One even looks like an alien eyeball, ha ha) Dotty always does wonky (Seiter) and I love it. You should look up her work… Lots of circles P) Have fun!

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  2. Natasha says:

    Oh I love these. So pretty. Inspired to get Aarshia to try. My 10 year old.
    And who knows me too. A change from my passion of zentangling♥️
    Thank you for this post.

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