Third grade classes have been working very hard for the past few weeks as they furthered their exploration of line in art. Before beginning to create their artwork, students were given a refresher on different types of line: straight, curved, wavy, dotted, dashed, castle, zig-zag, loopy, thick, thin, etc. The exercise that followed involved students folding a piece of 9x12 paper into eight rectangles. Each rectangle was labeled with a different type of line, which students then drew repeatedly within the rectangular section. Students could choose to do use all black, or several different colors of their choosing.
Once they finished the line exercise, students were introduced to their project: Crazy Hair. During the first lesson, students learned about the proportions of the head and drew their own accordingly. For the next lesson, students added a neck and shoulders to their heads, and divided the background into radial sections. Then, they began to create their "crazy hair" by filling the background sections with different types of repeating lines in each section.
When all hair lines were complete, pencil guide lines were erased, and face color was added with colored pencils.
The final results were amazing! Please visit our Artsonia Gallery to see them all!
Excellent work, third grade!!