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Line and Movement in the Elementary Education Classroom

by veronica crockett
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his is a lesson plan intended for use in an elementary art classroom with fourth grade students.  The content of the lesson focuses on how artists can use line to create the appearance of action or movement in a work of art.

The lesson calls for the use of a Power Point Presentation with slides of various famous, and perhaps not so famous, works of art that are selected for their linear qualities as well as how they show movement.  Suggested artists: Wassilly Kandinsky, Frank Lobdell, Vincent Van Gogh.

After viewing the presentation, the students will apply what they've learned by creating a non-objective/abstract water color painting that shows movement.  It is highly recomended that the instructor take digital photographs of any completed student work and include them in the initial Power Point presentation.  If this lesson is used again with another class or perhaps with the same grade level during a future school year, the students will have the benefit of seeing some sample student work in addition to the works by famous artists.

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