Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dr. Suess and Lines

Dr. Suess is one of those people I love to talk about in art class.  I love that he tried over and over never giving up even when other told him he was no good and to quit.  I love his creativity and ability to invent whole new worlds and I love his lines.  This week the first graders looked at the way Dr. Suess used lines and we talked about 3 kinds of lines, guide line, contour lines and expressive lines.  Then students spent some time practicing these lines while trying to create The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and 2.

 After trying to recreate Dr. Suess characters we then tried to use our lines to create a version of ourself that used guide lines, contour lines and expressive lines.  Students were free to go any direction with this so where some made people others made animal characters or totally made up creations just like Suess.  Overall a very fun day of art learning all about line.

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