ART CLASS The visual elements

Bilingual Section

IES LLANERA

LINE
Time: 2 hours Materials: A4 paper, coloured card, scissors, glue Lesson Objectives: Students will… -Identify lines in their everyday environment. -Learn to create several types of line, including vertical, horizontal, curved, spiral, zigzag, and broken. -Develop fine motor skills. -Learn the technique of weaving. Students will produce a simple weaving project and will be able to discuss the basic vocabulary of weaving.

1. Line Concepts:
(See the artist’s Toolkit:
http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/encyc_linetypes.html)

Types of line Function Meaning

2. Vocabulary for the activity:
- Line: a thin continuous mark extending from a point - Graphics: abstract composition believed to be an expression of personality. - Weaving: The process of forming cloth or fabric on a loom by interlacing yarn or thread (or, as in this case, paper). - Loom: A frame for weaving yarn or thread into cloth or fabric. - Warp: Threads running lengthwise on the loom. The warp is placed on the loom prior to beginning the weaving process. - Weft: Threads that are weaved across the warp threads to form the web. - Web: The cloth or fabric produced by weaving.

ART CLASS The visual elements

Bilingual Section

IES LLANERA

3. Practical work:
made from coloured card on a sheet of paper

Paper

weaving

WEAVING
Basically, weaving consists of passing threads through a series of horizontal threads, known as the weft, and through the vertical threads, known as the warp. Weaving is one of the most ancient forms of human creativity. Baskets and textiles would not have been possible without weaving There are many different skills involved in weaving. You can start practising now! 1. Procedure: 1. Fold one sheet of paper horizontally. 2. Draw a line about one inch from the open end of the folded paper. This is the limit of cutting. 3. From the fold, make irregular cuts up to the line. Cuts need not be straight. (The irregular cuts make a more interesting finished product.) Unfold and lay it flat. This will serve as the "warp" and the "loom." 4. Measure and cut from the second sheet of paper, one-inch wide by nine-inch strips. These will serve as the "weft." 5. Begin by weaving one "weft thread" over one "warp thread" then under the next warp and over the next, etc.

ART CLASS The visual elements

Bilingual Section

IES LLANERA

6. Continue this process alternating over and under with each weft thread. If the previous weft thread went under the warp thread, the following row will begin by going over the warp.

This project can be expanded to challenge the creativity by using more colours, making the weft threads thinner and the designs more detailed. The warp can be measured using rulers and will result in more precise designs. The simple over-under sequence can be altered from every other warp to every second or even third warp to form a regular pattern that will differ from the standard "checker board" style design.

Follow-up activities: - Make an abstract composition using the strips of card to create different effects. Extension activities: - Experiment with other effects to expand the sample sheet, inventing and discovering as you go along.