|Pieces of the Puzzle, Fifth Grade Art Lesson|
"A line is a dot that decided to go for a walk." - Paul Klee.
For this lesson, student examined the Element of Line. Students learned that there are five different types of line: vertical, horizontal, diagonal, curved and zigzag. As a class we discussed how to vary line (thick, thin, dashed, dotted, etc.) We finally discussed how lines can convey an emotion (angry, sad, happy).
Pieces of the Puzzle
2 to 3 class periods
1. Have students tape random puzzle pieces to a piece of paper.
2. Have students outline each puzzle piece with a pencil.
3. After pieces are outline with a pencil have students splatter red paint over the composition. The puzzle pieces will create a resist.
4. Allow to dry.
1. Have students carefully remove puzzle pieces from paper.
2. Discuss the element of line. Students should know the five types of line, how to vary a line and that a line can create an emotion.
3. Have students use a black sharpie marker to draw different types of lines within each puzzle piece. This step may take an additional day depending on the length of your class period.