Line and Movement in the Elementary Art Classroom
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Iman Zaatari (Teacher (K-12))
This lesson plan states clearly the objectives and the methods that will help children learn about lines and movement. It states clearly the different lines and its various directions and qualities through a PowerPoint presentation. It also provides multiple means of representation through the art done by famous people in addition to the art done by students from years before. The students will stay engaged throughout the lesson since they will be viewing a series of works of art where they identify the different lines. I would recommend an activity where students actually draw these lines before doing the final project. This could be done as a group activity where each group is assigned different lines and then present them to the class. This way they will get to practice before doing the watercolor painting. Overall, it is a great lesson plan. Great Job!
Lacey Spieth (Teacher (K-12))
I have done a very similar watercolor lesson showing “movement.” I liked your suggestions of projecting the students’ artwork on a larger scale to produce the wow-factor. The lesson plan was nicely written and easy to follow. I think the PowerPoint used at the start of the lesson with examples of artwork that show movement, and others that do not is a very strong point to the lesson. This allows students to begin analyzing artwork looking for specific principles. This also offers a real world application; students will see how other artists have implemented the principle into their work.