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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

Scribbles with a Twist

Created on August 09, 2013 by aliparisi

Students create a free form shape that loops around to create enclosed sections. Inside those sections, students use lines to create different patters.

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5 sessions; 50 minutes per session

Students learn that… the line is the most basic form of art and is used every time we write our name, phone number or draw.
The students learn how to… create an image using only line and pattern, starting with a “scribble line” and filling it in with patterns using lines and shapes.
The students learn to (or to be)… more aware of how the line is used to make even the simplest of images, words, numbers and shapes.

paper, pencil, eraser, ruler, markers, colored pencils, crayons.

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Start students with introducing them to the idea that everything is made up of lines (even circles) show on board how that is true. Discuss what a line is and what are some of the different types of line (scribble, straight, curved, zigzag, looped, spiral, crossed over, etc.). Also show them what a “controlled scribble” is and how it will be used in the project.
day 1- create free form scribble
day 2- add patterns using line
day 3- continue drawing patterns
day 4- start coloring in patterns
day 5- finish coloring in patterns

rubric/ class critique


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

[5-8] Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[5-8] Students describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts

Abstract Art

Color/Value, Line, Rhythm/Pattern

Drawing, Marker, Paper, Pencil