“Art Lessons in the Classroom”: ArtsEd Washington Curriculum Portal

Lesson 2: Finding Thin and Thick Lines in Patterns

Description of Project:
Students make relief prints based on patterns observed in the environment.

Problem to Solve:
How can lines represent different surfaces?

Student Understanding:
Combining thin and thick lines in different patterns can represent a surface texture.

Learning Standards:
Visual Art 
1.1.a Brainstorm collaboratively multiple approaches to an art or design problem.

2.1.a Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

2.2.a Demonstrate safe procedures for using and cleaning art tools, equipment, and studio spaces.

Common Core ELA
2.L.1.e Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
2.SL.2. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
2.L.5.a. Identify real-life connections between words and their use.


Washington Masterworks: from the King County Public Art Collection

Photos courtesy of 4Culture.

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