Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Line- An element of the Arts!

Line is most easily defined as a mark that spans a distance between two points (or the path of a moving point).

Movement Project:
  • Choose 2 words and create 2 human sculptures for each word. 
  • Each sculpture should be defining each word.
  • Connect the 2 human-word-sculptures with a line movement.
    Move through the space in specific line shapes (straight, curvy,
    diagonal, zig zag, vertical, horizontal…)
  • Duration 30 - 45 seconds. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Unit 4: Line!

Line- element of art.

In terms of art, line can be described as a moving dot. Line is perhaps the most basic element of drawing.

Kinds of lines:

Vertical lines- lines that move up and down without any slant

Horizontal lines- lines that are parallel to the horizon

Diagonal lines- lines that slant

Zigzag lines- lines made from a combination of diagonal lines

Curved lines- Lines that change direction gradually

Line Variation- adding interest to your lines is important in creating successful artwork

Length- lines can be long or short

Width- lines can be wide or skinny

Texture- lines can be rough or smooth

Direction- lines can move in any direction

Degree of curve- lines can curve gradually or not at all

Line quality or line weight- refers to the thickness or thinness of a line. By varying the line quality artists can make objects appear more 3-Deminsional and more interesting

Hatching and crosshatching- using lines to create value

Hatching- lines going in the same direction
Crosshatching- lines that cross