Art INSTRUCTION has always been a flop in our homeschooling. Now the kids do enjoy raiding the arts and crafts drawer to create their own masterpieces, but formal Art studies not so much. I'm trying again though with How to Teach Art to Children. It is a simple art instruction book from Evan Moor that focuses on the 7 elements of art - line, shape, form, color, value, texture, form, and space - and 24 famous artists with activities. This week we learned about LINES.
We discussed and found examples of vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines in our school room (i.e. the diningroom). And then completed a worksheet with examples of each.
|S's Lines Worksheet|
|C's Lines Worksheet|
|J's Lines Worksheet|
And curved and angled lines make GREAT bookmarks! Taking 3 strips of thick colored paper, we cut them in half using different types of lines and then layered the pieces and glued them together to create a cool bookmark.
And now we're off the read!