Line Design into Sculpture – Grades 7 & 8
Line Drawings 2d Objectives
Students will create a line drawing using original ideas and show all planning in their sketchbooks.
Students will use lines to create patterns that show rhythm and movement.
Students will use lines to express an emotion.
Students will learn new terms listed.
Students will use lines to create several textures throughout their project.Line Sculptures 3d objectives
Students will transform their 2-d drawings into 3-d sculptures.
Students will use lines and shapes to create geometric forms.
Students will demonstrate their skills in both projects.
Finished projects should be neat and free of excess glue and scribbles.
Sharpie markers or black ball point pens
12x18 white paper
1.) Discuss the types of lines, textures and patterns, along with line thickness. Use handouts to get ideas. Create a portfolio of lines in your sketchbook to use as a guide for the finished project. Movie: Line in Art 20 minutes
2.) Copies of the final 2d line drawing to be copied.
3.) Measure and trim the copies into 2x4 inch strips.
4.) Tightly roll the rectangles around a pencil and glue to make a tube. Make all the tubes at once.
5.) Glue 3-4 tubes together to form a base. Observe the lines and negative shapes made while adding more tubes. Discuss the movement of the 3d form created.
Line: A mark with length and direction, created by a point that moved across the surface. Lines vary in length, width, direction, curvature and color. A line can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional.
Two-dimensional: Artwork that is flat and is measured in only 2 ways: height and width.
Three-dimensional: Artwork that can be measured 3 ways: height, width and depth. Artwork, such as sculptures or architecture, that is not flat.
Pattern: A choice of lines, colors, or shapes that are repeated over and over.
Shape: A flat figure that is created when actual or implied lines come together and surround a space. A change in color or value can define a shape. Shapes can be geometric or organic. Shape is an element of composition.
Texture: The way a surface feels or the way it is depicted to look.
The Artist’s Toolkit
Check the site to learn more about line and shapes!!! Create an online drawing!!
After students finish with their portfolio of lines in your sketchbook students may open up Microsoft Paint and create an online portfolio of lines and shapes. Save your lines and shapes in your file. Title the document “lines & shapes”.Standards
Critical and Creative Thinking: Students combine and apply artistic and reasoning skills to imagine, create, realize and refine artworks in conventional and innovative ways.
4PR Apply art and design principles in the construction of three-dimensional artworks
1PR Improve craftsmanship and refine ideas in response to feedback.
4PE Observe a variety of artworks noticing details, themes and ideas and group them into patterns and categories.