Art Lesson #5

Lines and Motion: Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal Lines, Swirly and Circular Motion/Lines
(noun) – A line is a basic element of art, referring to a continuous mark, made on a surface, by a moving point. A line is long relative to its width. It can define a space, create an outline or pattern, imply movement or texture and allude to mass or volume. Absolutely essential in creating art, the line.

After a brief description of these different types of Lines and motion I had them sketch an example of each on a piece of paper. After that we headed outside to find these lines and motions.
1. Vertical Line 2. Circular Motion/line 3. Diagonal Line
4. Swirly Motion/Line 5. Horizontal Lines

After we found plenty of examples outside we went to our back porch to create our own Art using these Lines and Motions. Here are pictures of my boys creating Art and what their creations ended up looking like. They of course are beautiful to me =o) Now there are many more types of lines that can be used in Art and that you will find in the world around you and that is why next week we will continue to learn about LINES!
**Note: Of course you do not have to go outside for examples you can once again look at famous or not so famous works of Art.
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