All Kinds of Lines

Title: All Kinds of Lines

Grade: K

Art Discipline: Visual Arts

Time Frame: 35 Minutes

Lesson Overview: Students use a variety of art media, tools, and processes to draw a variety of straight, curved, zigzag, thick, thin lines.


GLO(s): 4. Produce Quality Work; 5. Effective Communicator


Arts Benchmark: How the Arts are Organized –

FA.K.1.1: Use developmentally appropriate art vocabulary.

FA.K.1.2: Use developmentally appropriate art media, tools, and processes.

Rubric based on Arts Benchmark:

Advanced

Proficient

Partially Proficient

Novice

FA.K.1.1:

Use developmentally appropriate art vocabulary with accuracy.

FA.K.1.1:

Use developmentally appropriate art vocabulary with no significant errors.

FA.K.1.1:

Use developmentally appropriate art vocabulary with few significant errors.

FA.K.1.1:

Use developmentally appropriate art vocabulary with many significant errors.

FA.K.1.2:

Consistently uses developmentally appropriate art media, tools, and processes.

FA.K.1.2:

Usually uses developmentally appropriate art media, tools, and processes.

FA.K.1.2:

Sometimes uses developmentally appropriate art media, tools, and processes.

FA.K.1.2:

Rarely uses developmentally appropriate art media, tools, and processes.

Key Arts Vocabulary: line (straight, curved, zigzag, thick, thin), primary colors: (red, yellow, blue), media


Classroom Set Up: Group gathering for first part of lesson and reflection. Regular class set up for hands-on lesson.

Materials & Equipment needed:

Each student needs:

  • Nine index cards
  • Drawing pencil
  • Marker pens, oil pastels, or chalk – primary colors only
  • Glue stick
  • 12 x 18 black construction paper.

Suggested art prints to share:

  • Vassily Kandinsky:   Black Lines, Inclination, White Cross (These can be found at www.guggenheim.org)
  • Any art prints showing clear use of lines.
 

# Minutes

Procedure

Create

Perform

Respond

5

(Teacher note: Gather students around the art print.)      

Look at the print in front of you. What lines do you see? What colors?

All art has what are called elements. One of the elements is line. Another is color.

Today we are going to work with all kinds of lines and we are going to color using different materials such as markers, oil pastels and chalk. Artists call these materials media.

(Students go back to regular seating as teacher passes out supplies.)

   

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15

(Teacher note: Demonstrate each type of drawing for students. Allow students to complete each card before moving on.)      

On card 1, draw straight, tall (vertical), thin lines with your pencil.

On card 2, draw straight, tall (vertical), thick lines with a pencil.

Now we are going to add color. The colors of the markers, chalk, and oil pastels at your table are called primary colors.Primary colors are blue, yellow, and red. 

On card 3, make zigzag lines using the primary colors with your markers.

On card 4, make curved lines with your primary colors with your oil pastels.

On card 5, make broken lines (like dots or dashes) using your pencil and all of your colors.

For the remaining 4 cards, you have your choice of using all kinds of lines. What colors will you choose? What kinds of lines will you choose? There is no right way or wrong way. Try to make each of the cards different by using different kinds of lines and colors.

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10

When you finish your cards, arrange them on your black construction paper in the order you would like to glue them down.

 

 

 
Carefully glue one card at a time, using your glue stick. check mark    
Don't forget to sign your name in the bottom right corner when finished. Clean up your workspace and bring your artwork to the circle. We will share our work with each other.   check mark  

5

Closing Reflection with students:      

What did you learn today about lines? About color?

What kinds of lines and color did you use in your artwork?

Explain how different types of lines can give you different feelings?

What was your favorite medium? Why?

If you were to do this again, what would you do differently to improve your work?

   

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Responding (Questions to ask students before, during, or after an activity in the lesson to elicit their thinking about their own work or about work they are studying):

Step 1: Describe

Step 2: Interpret

Step 3: Evaluate

What kinds of lines are in the art prints that you are looking at?

What kinds of lines and color did you use in your artwork?

Explain how different types of lines can give you different feelings?

 

If you were to do another drawing, what would you do differently to improve your work?


 

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