Welome to week 2 of our four week Intro to art class!
Week 2: LINES
This week we will be learning all about lines! Artists use lines in a variety of different ways. I like how the Getty Museum defines lines: “A line is an identifiable path created by a point moving in space. It is one-dimensional and can vary in width, direction, and length. Lines often define the edges of a form. Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin. They lead your eye around the composition and can communicate information through their character and direction.” The possibilities of lines are endless. This week I would like to introduce the children to a variety of different types of lines. Then we will be doing some fun projects that incorporate lines! You can use almost any piece of art for a visual aid since they all incorporate some sort of lines.
This week’s goals:
1. To learn about all different types of lines and to practice drawing them.
2. Experiment with lines in fun abstract paintings.
3. Art History: learn about Jackson Pollock, his unique use of lines and create a similar piece of art.
4. Compare and Contrast two pieces of art
5. Make a self-portrait
This week’s projects:
Abstract lines painting
Art History: Jackson Pollock Splatter painting
Compare and contrast
There are 2 bonus projects for this week on the class PDF.
*The lines worksheet and the instructions for the string painting were only available online for 48 hours. If you are interested you can purchase my class PDFs, click here to find out more. The PDFs include instructions for all of the projects, plus worksheets and BONUS projects. Also, once you purchase the PDF you are allowed to make 3 extra copies of it to give away as gifts!
I hope you had fun making many different types of lines today. Tomorrow you will learn how easy it is to make a beautiful abstract painting by simply painting straight lines!