“lining things up”
November 15, 2011
Since school started in August, L has been working on the “Lining Things Up” section of Art for the Very Young, Ages 3-6 by Elizabeth Kelly and Joanne McCanville. This book introduces basic art concepts and techniques through activities that emphasize process, and the book also provides helpful references to relevant artists/artworks. Here is what she worked on.
We skipped the lessons, “Group Lines” and “Outdoor Art” because they were difficult to execute with just one artist (the book is designed for brick and mortar classrooms not necessarily for homeschoolers). I supplemented this unitwith lessons I found through Pinterest. They gave her a chance to explore lines in additional ways. Here is what she worked on.
We also read Laura Ljungkvist’s Follow the Line. Not only did the book get L to counting, thinking, and observing with the questions Ljungkvist posed but also brought in the concept of line in a captivating way–the line goes everywhere and brings everything together, from the front to the back cover of the book and through the little world Ljungkvist creates in between.
Overall, I think L has a good grasp of the concept of lines and the different ways she can make them. And now she notices them everywhere and enjoys it when they come up in other lessons and as she adds more to her repertoire.