Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Primary Warms Up with Lines

Primary students are warming up with lines today.
Lines are so very simple, yet they carry so much meaning.   After talking about, and naming the many kinds of lines we know.  We looked at "A Child's Game" by Paul Klee.  Paul Klee makes fabulous lines.  We read a little bit about the painting in the book Art for Children. We learned that this style of painting is called abstract.
Today we worked with black paint and white paint.  We painted right on top of the Helen Frankenthaler-style paintings we made last week.  We decided that our paintings could look real or our paintings could be abstract.  Our goal was to show at least five different kinds of lines.   
Art for Children is a wonderful series of children's books. Each book features the work of a different artist.
 And here is Paul Klee's painting called "A Child's Game."Can you see the little girl?  Can you see the goose?


  1. Oh, I just love the idea of the blacka nd white painting on top of the prior paintings. And they turned out terrific!

  2. thanks Phyl, it's always a pleasure to hear from you.