Monday, September 24, 2012

End of the Line

Our line activities are coming to an end... however we will continue to use line in other projects as well!  Now that we have spent time focusing on different ways to use line, students will have the knowledge and skills to use it successfully in other art activities throughout the year.  Soon we will begin learning about a NEW art element... stay tuned!

Kindergarten made super fun line hats!
First we used markers to make a few fancy line decorations...

Then we learned to fold, twist and glue paper in order to add some 3-D lines to our hats.

Tah-dah!  Finished product.

We looked great in our line hats!

First graders looked at art by Keith Haring.  We loved his bright colors, and simple lines and shapes.  We practiced drawing stick figures in Haring's style.   

We took turns modeling for each other.  We studied the models carefully and drew a stick figure in the same pose.

After we drew our figures, we outlined them several times.  We filled each space with different line designs.

Students included zig-zag, curved, straight, dotted, dashed, thick and thin lines.


First grade students hard at work.

Second grade students added a city to the bottom of their Starry Night paintings.  We cut the city from black paper, and added lots of windows!

Starry Night paintings on display at English Landing.

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Third grade studied Art Nouveau artist, Gustav Klimt.  He used lots of lines and patterns in his art.  Click here to see our inspiration.

Students drew a large quilt and a couple sleepy portraits.  We then painted the quilt with watercolor.  Next, we will add some detailed line designs.

Fourth grade is studying Jackson Pollock.  We painted with string to recreate his splattery, drippy style.

These lines were fun to make.  The string has a mind of its own!  Click the video below to see 4th grade artists in action!

Fifth graders are creating blind contour line drawings.  This means that the artist does not look at his drawing until it is finished!  This technique felt funny at first... but soon we were having a lot of fun because our drawings turned out so INTERESTING!  This blind contour drawing was created while looking at a picture of superman.

Charlie Brown! 

 Blind contour drawing was a great way to remind students that art does not always need to be perfect.
 Click the video to view our blind contour drawing activity.

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