Importance of going through this process:
The importance of going through this process is to form a base and a limitation to where our drawing should be drawn. Through this drawing we learned how creative and imaginative we were to create a face or a figure with the limitations that were provided to us through the dots and lines.
Describe one element of art:
Lines: In this drawing there are straight, curvy and diagonal lines
Importance of drawing for children:
Drawing is essential for children because it is seen as a non-verbal communication. Drawing is a way children express themselves, and through children drawing, professionals can also be aware of how much a child knows. Drawing is a tool for children who have limited or no verbal communication. This is a way for them to express their feelings and their thoughts through their art piece.
Ask a child to choose an image:
We had read a book called “The Hospital” by Debbie Bailey and Susan Huszar, to a child and had asked her to choose an image and describe what is happening in that picture. She had chosen a picture of a child with her father who is getting her teeth checked by the dentist.
When she had described the picture, she had included emotions that were felt by the characters in the novel and had also explained the relationship between the characters in the page. She had further explained where they were and what they were doing.
The activity was to portray different emotions with lines. Many materials were provided such as pencil crayons, crayons, and markers. There was also an array of colours provided for each material. Anger is the zigzags and was made by pressing hard on the paper with red pencil crayons. Happiness is the streak of golden marker across the page. Confusion is the black squiggly lines. Shyness is the pink crayon that starts vibrant and dulls. Peace is the green spiral. Sadness is the continuous blue, curvy line.
Drawing different type of lines using different colours. It is a great start for children as it truly shows that “art is everything”. Educators can support children who believe they cannot draw by doing the line activity with them. When thinking of lines, surly children would not think it would make a drawing. Through this activity, I and I am sure children will realize how lines could make an art piece and the idea of “I cannot draw” will slowly fade.
Drawing the different types of lines gave a new perspective of how the pen is being used can influence the types and styles of lines in relation to emotions. This is important for children as they get to explore emotions through the mediums of lines.
During the in class activity of drawing lines drawing in dark colours of brown, red and maroon was done in small groupings, The lines were drawn side by side, having little space between them. The step process of drawing these lines started with using the colour red, then using colours that are similar to the colour red to match the first colour. Then grouping became easier as certain lines matched with certain colours. One element of art in this drawing is space. The negative space between the lines of the same colour display the groupings. By looking at the image it is easy to scope out one group from another by looking at the large amount of negative space between one group to the other. When children look at this image they will assume that a bunch of lines is not a drawing however, they may be introduced the idea that lines however can be made as a drawing because lines create an image.