October Line Lesson and Printmaking – 5th Grade

5 Oct

Room 10              Art Lesson 1       Wed, Oct 5th, 2011





  • To review the Elements & Principles of Art.
  • To discuss line types and the use of hatching/crosshatching to create value.
  • To apply the knowledge of line (using all 5 line types), hatching and crosshatching to create a design for print.

 We started the lesson with the distribution of a sketch book to each student.  Students will use their sketch books to record notes and drawings from each lesson.  By the end of the year, they should hopefully have a sketchbook full of artistic ideas, concepts and individual expressions!

 This year we will also be using the Art Connections Books for Level 5.  These books are an excellent resource for learning the Art Elements and Principles and are full of a rich variety of artist profiles and illustrations from all Art Mediums.

 We started with an Art Review from Art Connections of “What is Art” and had the students list the Art Elements and Principles in their sketch books.  We also covered the Element of Line, the 5 line types (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curved, zigzag) and line hatching and crosshatching to create value. 

After practicing line types in their sketch books, the student’s created a design using what they had learned, and pressed it into a Styrofoam plate.  We then applied ink to the Styrofoam with a brayer and transferred the design to paper. Voila!  The designs came to life!  Everyone was thrilled with the results, and other than a few inky fingertips, the lesson was a success!  Great Job Room 10!


Art Docents:

Kimberly Albert

Brit Sutherland

Bret Ashlee Watson

Darci Cascioppo


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