I am so thrilled with the feedback I received from my Getting to Know You Sculpture Project I rolled all that encouragement into a line project for my students. See what a little positive reinforcement can do to a teacher!
Part Two is an assignment that came after a lecture on the Elements of Art (Line, Color, Shape, Space, Texture, and Value) and was a quick way to incorporate line and color into a drawing project.
I had the student look at the handout to answer questions about their summer vacation. If they did these things last summer they would make the appropriate lines on their paper drawing paper with pencils. The students colored in each smaller shape that was made when they overlapped the lines with the media of their choice. I prefer oil pastels because they are basically juicy crayons, cover quickly, and are vibrant. Other media choices for fast application and limited drying times would be markers, crayons, chalk pastels, or tempera cakes.
After the shapes were colored in completely the students traced the original lines with a bingo dotter filled with India ink. Bingo dotters makes a consistent dark black line very easily, especially for little hands. I bought a gross of them on Amazon, half of which I filled with glue and the other half ink to draw.
I love the finished look! I would love to hear if you try this lesson in your class. The handout is available as a download and you should feel free to tweak it for your needs.
Blessings on a great start to the school year!
I teach future art teachers at Emporia State University. Here is what is going on in my classes.