Lesson 2: Line 1: Exploring line

Children arrange pieces of string to create different shapes then draw these from observation, using pencils and chalk, inspired by the artist Bridget Riley

Learning Objectives

  • Using lines to create a drawing

  • Knowing lines can be used in different ways

  • Using wavy, vertical, horizontal and cross hatch to describe lines

  • Creating a work of art in the style of a modern artist

  • Experimenting with different resources to create different lines

Lesson Plan

Exploring line
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Susan Coles,  
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