Saturday, September 1, 2012

Art 6- Line Design

It 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.
We discussed:
A 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 or curls.
    • Lines can 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. 
In 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:


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