This lesson is a good one for the beginning of the year, but also any time. Sometimes we underestimate the power of line as an element of art. Line has endless uses in the creation of art. It can control the viewer's eye, create depth and space and the illusion of movement. This lesson plan has info to share with students, a page of intriguing examples to share with students and directions for a simple drawing using only line. They will develop very complex solutions when students really focus on what a series of lines on their paper can appear to do!