is the first time for the sixth graders to enter the Art Department in
the Saint James Middle School. It is exciting! We begin the year with
The Elements of Art (line, value, texture, shape, form, space, and
color). The students take notes before every project. Their notes last
were on the element of Line.
line is a path that a point takes through space. Lines can be thick,
thin, dotted or solid. They can make straight movements, zig-zags, waves
convey emotion as well. They may show excitement, anger, calmness,
tension, happiness and many other feelings, because of this, some are
said to be expressive.
Other lines that are very measured, geometric, directional and angular are called Constructive lines. They tend to appear to be man-made because of their precision.
tPaper53 on their iPads they had to come up with 5 sketches of a line
design using a variety of lines such as, thick, thin, horizontal,
vertical, diagonal, zig-zag, curvy, dotted, dashed, and curly. After
they completed their sketches we discussed them and one was chosen for
their final which was completed on a 9×12 sheet of drawing paper using
pencil and sharpie marker.
Below are pictures of sixth grade students working on their line designs from their iPads: