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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Projects to Help Learn about LINE

This week students will begin new projects to learn about the art element LINE. Here is a glimpse of each grade level's assignment:

Students will use many different kinds of objects to create a college of varied lines.

GRADE 1: Directional Lines and Warm or Cool Colors
Students will explore the idea of line showing direction (horizontal, vertical, diagonal) and warm colors coming forward while cool colors go back. They will use crayon and watercolor.

GRADE 2: Keith Haring and Gesture Drawing
Students will learn about artist Keith Haring and use his figures to learn about how line shows movement. They will use oil pastels.

GRADE 3: Harold and the Purple Crayon and Contour Line
Students will read the book Harold and the Purple Crayon and create a new setting for Harold through the use of contour line. Students will use crayons.

GRADE 4: 3D Shapes
Students will learn about the concept of one-point perspective to help create a 3D look on a 2D surface. They will create 3D shapes using colored pencil.

GRADE 5: Falling for Foreshortening
Students will revisit the idea of perspective and showing depth and 3-dimensionality by learning about foreshortening. Students will use tempera paint.


  1. These are great! About to use them with my art class. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing these great lessons. I am going to use them with my students as we are going to virtual art for several weeks.
    Cynthia Fread in Indiana

  3. Racist/stereotypical black kid

  4. This is brilliant! Had a good laugh with that line introduction "A line is a dot that went for a walk" lol! Thanks so much for sharing!