Students will look around the room to find and draw a variety of lines. They will decide where to place the lines on their paper to make an abstract drawing. Then students will take a 2nd piece of paper and connect their lines to invent organic shapes.
2 & 3
Drawing / Oil Pastels
Artists are inspired by the world around them.
How is drawing from imagination different than drawing from observation?
Materials and Tools
- 12×18 white drawing paper
- Ebony drawing pencils
Students will draw a variety of lines that they see around the room.
Students will decide where to place the lines on their paper to create an abstract line drawing.
Students will connect lines to invent organic shapes, and they will come up with a name for their favorite one.
Reflection Questions for Discussion
- What kinds of lines did you draw on your paper?
- Where did you draw your lines? Do any cross each other?
- Can you come up with a name for your new shapes?
straight, curved, wavy, bumpy, zigzag, loopy, dashed, spiral
soft/hard, light/dark, thin/thick