Monday, September 16, 2013

Zentangles - Intro to Line

my example for the project

In my Art 1 class we are starting off the year right, and by that I mean full of sharpies, colored pencils and lots of line work.

So to start off this lesson I just did a basic discussion with my classes - what the heck even is line? They were all very mathematical, I'll have you know, what with their segments versus rays versus points in time and blah blah blah.

What it boils down to are these types of lines (as far as art is concerned):

There were a few more types that varied from class to class, but those were the big ones I hit on. They needed to use all different kinds of lines in their designs.

We started with a large sheet of drawing paper, a thick sharpie and a fine tipped sharpie. The students traced two circles (from coffee cans, etc. so they were fairly large). I had them trace two in order to have one in only black and white and the other in color.

And then I showed them this video and sent them to work.

Here are some examples of what was produced:

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