Friday, October 3, 2014

Line Challenges

To start off the year in art, we have been learning about line across many different grade levels. Lines are a basic element of art, and we noticed that once we started looking, we could see them everywhere around us!

PK, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade artists drew a variety of different lines in their "line challenges," using crayons to draw straight lines, zig zag lines, and even some lines that they invented from their imagination:
During the next class, we explored what happens when we add paint on top of our crayon lines. We realized that we could still see the crayon lines showing through, because the wax-based crayon and water-based paint resist each other:
Dorie, 2nd Grade


Aliana, 2nd Grade
To really see resist in action, first we added lines and shapes to our drawings using white crayon and watched them magically appear when we added paint on top! We will be continuing to explore lines in art this term, using different materials.

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