Geometric and Organic Shapes

posted Dec 1, 2016, 11:30 AM by Patrick Johnson

In Visual Arts, students are learning about organic versus geometric shapes.

Geometric Shapes: such as circles, triangles, orsquares have perfect, uniform measurements and don't often appear in nature. Organic Shapes: are associated with things from the natural world, like plants and animals (

First, we examined organic versus geometric shapes using The Artist's Connected Toolkit website.

Next, we read Alexander and the Wind Up Mouse and students identified organic and geometric shapes in the illustrations.

Finally, students made their own geometric and organic art. Students made the same animal twice of out of shapes. One animal they cut out (giving a more geometric appearance like the wind up mouse) and the other animal they gently tore out of the paper (giving it a more organic look).