In the first day of this unit, students are first introduced to the 3 straight lines. (Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal) We then play the line game and create these straight lines using our bodies! After the students understand the difference between these 3 lines we look for them around the room. (They were SO good at this! I was pleasantly surprised!) They found them in the lights, on the desks, chairs, floor and many other places that I honestly never really thought about myself. Then we got down to business!! Each student was given a paper that will be added into their art books. Together we drew out each of the straight lines and each of the curved lines.
During this project, students will use their knowledge of different types of lines. Beginning with the book, “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds, students created their own “dot” drawings that are filled with different types of lines that have learned. After we drew the lines we filled the "dot" with water color paint. After they are finished painting we will be cutting them out and pasting them onto a piece of construction paper color of their choice and cutting out a "frame" and signing it on the front as the main character "Vashti" did in the book.
- Understand the difference between straight and curved lines.
- Be able to use correct vocabulary when referring to these lines. (vertical, horizontal, diagonal, wavy, zig-zag, curly, swirl, interrupted etc.)
- Be able find and identify these lines in the classroom and in their lives.
- Relate the story of the books read to their artworks.
- Understand why the watercolor paint does not “stick” to the oil pastels.
- Able to identify different shapes created by connecting lines.
- Understand the proper techniques and processes in the materials.
- Understand the use of line to construct a composition as one of the principles and elements of design.
Vertical Line: a straight line that goes up and down.
Horizontal Line: a straight line that goes across from side to side.
Diagonal: a straight line that is slanted.