Mini Art Lab: Exploring Symmetry with Anna G. Dean


Exploring Symmetry is a quick, step-by-step tutorial that will teach you how to take different and sometimes chaotic elements and arrange them to make your own work of art. Anna G. Dean will guide you through this 20-minute art lesson of creating abstract, symmetrical images. Best for ages 7 and up.

Anna G. Dean

Anna G. Dean (Winter/spring 2021) is a multidisciplinary artist focusing mainly in sculpture, mixed media, and digital manipulation based out of Fort Mill, SC. Her creative process relies upon unexpected visual and conceptual connections that occur when layers of information build and intersect.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to apply symmetry to your artwork
  • How to exactly duplicate abstract drawings
  • How to add color to accent specific shapes

What you need to create:

  • Paper cut into a square
  • Popsicle stick
  • Pencil (6B drawing pencil preferred, but #2 pencil will work)

Optional materials:

  • Paints, markers, or colored pencils for coloring your design
  • Sharpie
  • Adobe Photoshop

Enjoy creating abstract and symmetrical images? Check out our other Mini Art Labs and consider becoming an Igniter to further McColl Center's mission to support artists and offer you creative experiences like these.