5th Grade-Can be adapted to any grade level
Lines are the first marks we make as a human beings. They are used to create letters, draw pictures, and they surround the world around us. This introductory lesson will introduce line and the importance line has in many areas of our lives. Line is an element of design.
Students will explore the use of line, form, and shape in their introductory lesson where balance and spacial relationships will be considered. This exploratory lesson will allow students the opportunity to manipulate materials, explore the use of shape and apply balance into their pieces structurally using a variety of materials. Their contour drawings from their sketchbook activity will be inspiration and motivation for their abstract pieces of art.
Students will create a 3-dimensional sculpture using
materials that are easy to manipulate. Students will create a wire sculpture inspired by the artwork and style of Alexander Calder. Students will review a PowerPoint presentation, and critique a series of his art works amongst group activities. Students will then use his work as inspiration to design their own sculptural piece using the elements of Line, Form, and Shape and the Principles of Movement and Balance.