watercolor-inspired drawings of butterflies and snowflakes

Celebrating Youth Art Month through works of student art examining symmetry in the natural world.

Finding Symmetry in Nature is a celebration of Youth Art Month, an annual national program that recognizes the importance of arts education through exhibitions of student work. It features watercolor-inspired drawings of butterflies and snowflakes on delicate coffee filters created by fourth and fifth graders in Rina Vinetz’s classroom at High Tech Elementary North County. This project was inspired by looking closely at the radial and bilateral symmetry found in butterflies and snowflakes to understand how patterns come into play in the natural world. Each drawing hangs from the ceiling and windows of the Museum’s Side Door Gallery, reflecting the vibrant, translucent colors and unique details of each student’s work, while representing the greater collaboration of the school community.

Who Made This?

Each butterfly and snowflake drawing was made by fourth and fifth grade students in Rina Vinetz’s classroom at High Tech Elementary North County with the help of intern Melia Domingo.

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