2 Class Periods
Continuous Line Cityscape, Fourth Grade Art Lesson
We began this project by discussing analogous color schemes (3 colors next to each other on the color wheel). Students were allowed to pick one of the following analogous color schemes for their composition: orange, yellow, green or yellow, green, blue or green, or they could choose between a warm or cool color scheme.
Students were then given a demonstration on how to create shapes from the construction paper to create a cityscape. Students could create buildings, trees, and cars from the paper.
Together as a class we examined a book called Follow The Line by Laura Ljungkvist. The drawings in the book use a continuous line for each page. We used our fingers to trace the line and discuss how the pen never leaves the paper when drawing the line.
Students were instructed to use a black sharpie marker to create a continuous line in their cityscape. They had to think about how they would add windows, doors and other details without lifting their marker. This step required more concentration than they had expected, but they also had so much fun creating the details. For students that were a bit hesitant, I had them practice on a piece of scrap paper before tackling their final project.
|Student using black sharpie marker to draw a continuous line.|