Drawing: A Walking Line

Based on Paul Klee's belief that “a drawing is simply a line going for a walk”, children take a black and white photocopy of a textured material centred on an A3 page and using a pencil, extend the drawing outwards, drawing in any tones they see

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that using words to describe an object help my visual literacy skills in being able to draw the object

  • Using fine control with a pencil to make a detailed and analytical observational drawing

  • Adding tonal graduation using a 2B pencil

  • Using a HB pencil to extend the drawing so that the lines are a continuation of the lines that are already ther

Teacher Video: A walking line

Pupil Video: A walking line


Fabric Photocopy 1
Fabric Photocopy 2
Created by:
Susan Coles,  
Art & Design specialist
Susan is an educator, artist and an active advocate of art in schools. Her roles include: Secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past President, and now Honorary Fellow of the National Society for Education…
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