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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

Lines That Wiggle

Created on September 12, 2013 by MsTuttle

Students will create a variety of lines and then use tempera cakes to add color to their abstract work!

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2 sessions; 45 minutes per session

1. SWBAT draw a variety of lines.
2. SWBAT identify and name a variety of lines.
3. SWBAT identify lines in the world around them.
4. SWBAT demonstrate the use of tempera cakes in a safe and responsible manner.

1. 12x18 white drawing paper
2. oil pastels
3. tempera cakes
4. water
5. paintbrushes
6. book or other resource showing a variety of lines (some of the works by Wassily Kandinsky, the book "Lines That Wiggle", etc.)

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1. Read book or show artwork... What kinds of lines do you see? Can you find lines around us? Where do you see lines? Etc.
2. Have students choose one oil pastel of any color
3. demonstrate on board/paperhow to draw a line and name it.
4. have students choose another color, demonstrate a new line, repeat.
5. Once paper is satisfactorily filled with a variety of lines, show how those lines made some really funny shapes... what kinds of shapes do you see?
6. demonstrate how to use the tempera cakes, filling in one shape at a time.
7. entire paper should be completely painted.

Students will be assessed on the following:
-are there a variety of lines?
-are shapes neatly painted?

"Lines That Wiggle" by Candace Whitman


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[K-4] Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks

Wassily Kandinsky


Pastel, Tempera