Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kindergarten Lines

Tomorrow we'll be starting a two-class project that will end around Memorial Day -- thus the red, white and blue color palette.
Students will hear part of the book, Lines that Wiggle, by Candace Whitman to get them thinking about different kinds of lines.

We'll talk about how lines can be used by artists for many purposes. Among those, lines can be used to draw real objects, express feelings, and separate areas on a drawing board. They will be using a pipe cleaner to create each line before painting it on their 9"X12" board.
We will all be starting with a foil star. Kids will apply Mod Podge to their board, then add the star and finally coat the star with another layer of Mod Podge and outline using black tempera. The next step will be to bend their pipe cleaner into a zig zag line, place it on their board to help them determine where to draw and paint that line.
When we have enough lines creating sections on the board, we'll let the paint dry until next week, when kids will add red and blue paint to their work.


  1. This is a great project.
    I like the use of the pipe cleaner to define where to draw the line.

  2. I agree. The Pipe cleaners are genius!

  3. So cool! Those pipecleaners are comin' out of the closet!! Brilliant!

  4. Yes, I agree with the others and will give this a go in TK.