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Elements of Art - Line

The purpose of this unit is to explore the first of the seven elements of art; LINE. You will review what you should already know and dive a little deeper.

 

Before you get started remember the Art Agreement (click on the words Art Agreement if you want/need to reread the Art agreement)

 

Follow the steps below to navigate through this unit.

 

  1. Make yourself a note for your folder:
    1. Title your notes "Line Review Notes"
    2. LINE IS THE BASIC ELEMENT OF ALL ART! (Write that down. It will come back to haunt you!)
    3. The seven elements of art are:
      1. Line
      2. Color
      3. Shape
      4. Value
      5. Texture
      6. Space
      7. Form
    4. Put your notes in your ART Folder

 

  1.  Line video
    1. Watch the VIDEO
    2. Take notes over the video
      1. Title your notes, “Line Video Notes”
      2. Put your notes in your art folder
      3. Use your notes on the quiz
    3. ADD THIS INFO TO YOUR NOTES: The video will use the term “discreet” lines.  A more widely used term is “actual” lines.

 

  1. Line Video Quiz
    1. Use your notes to help you answer these questions.
    2. QUIZ for the line video 

 

  1. “Elements of Art: Line” – Informational Webpage
    1. Read the INFORMATION on web page 
    2. As you read, use this page: “Things to Look For” 
    3. Take Notes
      1. You can use the “Things to Look For” as your notes, but you must have a printed or written copy for your folder.
      2. Use your notes on the quizzes over this webpage

 

  1. Quizzes over “Elements of Art: Line” webpage
    1. You may use your notes on both quizzes.
    2. Multiple choice 
    3. Short answer 
      1. CHOOSE TWO TO ANSWER!
      2. In the ones you are not answering type “not this one”

 

  1. Exercises from the “Elements of Art: Line” web page.
    1. The exercises are found close to the bottom of the web page 
    2. Choose one of the two exercises from the page to complete.  If you choose the first exercise, you will need at least five sketches and notes. 
    3. For both assignments, drop box a picture of your finished product(s), and have your hard copy(s) ready to turn in at the end of the unit.

 

  1. Getty Museum line worksheet:
    1. Pick up a copy from Miss Burke, or Print yourself a copy,  and complete the Getty Museum Line Worksheet 
    2. On the first page of the worksheet:
      1. answer the question "How many different lines do you see here?"  (This means types of lines)
      2. Draw a
        1. circle around an example of vertical lines
        2. box around and example of horizontal lines
        3. triangle around an example of diagonal lines 
    3. Turn in your finished worksheet.

 

  1. Cross-Hatching Video
    1. Watch the VIDEO 
    2. Take notes over the video
      1. Title your notes, “Cross-Hatching Video Notes”
      2. include a couple of examples of cross-hatching (you draw them!) in your notes
      3. Put your notes in your art folder
      4. Use your notes on the quiz

 

  1. Cross-Hatching Video Quiz
    1. Use your notes to help you answer these questions.
    2. QUIZ 

 

  1. Getty Museum site:
    1. Go to the Getty Museum Website: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/building_lessons/formal_analysis.html
    2. ONLY READ THE INFORMATION ABOUT LINE!  When you get to the sub title “Shape and Form” stop
    3. As you read, use this page: “Things to Look For”
    4. Take Notes
      1. You can use the “Things to Look For” as your notes, but you must have a printed or written copy for your folder.
      2. Use your notes on the quizzes over this webpage

 

  1. Quiz over Getty Museum site:
    1. Use your notes to help you answer these questions.
    2. QUIZ

 

  1. Final assignment:
    1. This assignment has three parts:
      1. “Oarsmen Rowing on the Yeeres”
        1. Look at the painting “Oarsmen Rowing on the Yeeres”
        2. Write up an explanation of the use of line in this painting.  What types of line are used? What do they convey to the viewer?
          1. Use at least 4 sentences (RACE or just RAE for our purposes) 
          2. use Microsoft Word or a Google Doc to type up your explanation.
          3. Title, and save, your document as "Oarsmen Rowing Line Explanation" 
        3. Drop box your explanation
    2. Famous Painting
      1. Use KIDDLE to search for “Famous Paintings”
      2. Choose a painting
      3. Write up an explanation of the use of line in this painting.  What types of line are used? What do they convey to the viewer?
        1. Use at least 4 sentences (RACE or just RAE for our purposes) 
        2. use Microsoft Word or a Google Doc to type up your explanation.
        3. Title, and save, your document as "Famous Painting Line Explanation" 
        4. Be sure to start your write up with:
          1. The name of the artist
          2. The name of the work
          3. The date/year the work was made
          4. The Media used
          5. And if possible a picture of the work
        5. Drop box your explanation
    3. Personal work
      1. Create a work of your own.
        1. Any “school appropriate” subject you choose.
        2. Fill the page with your work
        3. Give your work a name
        4. Take a picture of the work drop box it on Haiku. Make sure you save the hard copy because you will have to turn it in at the end of the unit.
      2. Write up an explanation of the use of line in your work.  What types of line are used? What do they convey to the viewer?
        1. Use at least 4 sentences (RACE or just RAE for our purposes) 
        2. use Microsoft Word or a Google Doc to type up your explanation.
        3. Title, and save, your document as "Personal Work Line Explanation" 
        4. Drop box your explanation
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