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Lesson 1: Exploring Lines


We will use Ebony drawing pencils to explore drawing different types of lines. Students will be able to draw different types of lines using Ebony pencils.

Grade Level



Printmaking, Drawing, Collage, Mural

  • Unit & Lessons
  • Teaching Tools


  • Ebony pencils
  • Drawing paper


Step 1

Discuss and identify different kinds of lines in the classroom.

Step 2

Demonstrate using Ebony pencils to draw light and dark lines, then a variety of lines.

Step 3

Have students explore drawing light and dark, then a variety of lines.


Students will reflect on their line drawings and what their lines remind them of. They will use the following sentence starter:

This line reminds me of ____.

Writing Prompt (Optional):

The teacher will transcribe the class discussion into a paragraph of text.

Sketchbook Prompt (Optional):

Students will start a sketchbook practice. They will draw six equal boxes on their paper and use lines and marks to create a visual texture related to a different animal in each box.


Straight, curvy, bumpy, wavy, zigzag, spiral, thick, thin, dotted


Line chart