Students will learn about a variety of lines by creating a colorful paper rug. They will experiment with watercolor washes over oil pastel lines and add a construction paper fringe to finish their artwork.
Students will demonstrate how to create a variety of lines.
Students will organize their designs to create an interesting composition.
Students will explore the use of materials and tools such as oil pastels, watercolors, paintbrushes, and scissors.
Introduce textures from around the world and highlight the variety of lines in the designs.
Demonstrate how to draw a variety of line types using oil pastels.
Show how to use watercolor as a wash over the oil pastel lines.
Demonstrate how to cut fringed strips from construction paper and how to glue the strips to the paper rug.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
Supplies and Materials
9” x 12” white watercolor paper
Two 3" x 9" pieces of colored construction paper
White glue or glue stick
Explore and Generate Ideas
Explore textures from around the world and highlight the variety of lines in the designs.
Discuss the types of lines and variations that could be used for this project.
Practice making lines using 'A Line is a Dot on a Walk' pre-assessment.
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