Explore the Element of Art: Line with your favorite art mediums, such as felt markers and crayons, with this Flower Line Art Project Drawing Tutorial for kids. This is an easy to-do, hands on activity that kids can do at home or in the classroom to help them learn and understand the element of art: line. Perfect for elementary students! Let’s make art!
What is the Element of Art, Line?
Line is one of the seven Elements of Art that are used to create an artwork. All art needs line, and line can look differently! Any mark, splash, splot, stroke, or dot is a line. The other Elements of Art are shape, form, texture, value, space, and color.
Line is an element of art that is defined by a moving point. Line can be thick, thin, expressive, still. Line can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. Line can be descriptive, abstract, or implied. Line creates things like shape or form. Line can be used to create elements in a landscape, or texture. Line can create patterns or doodles. Line is a very important element of art.
According to Wikipedia, lines are “marks moving in a space between two points whereby viewer can visualize the stroke movement, direction and intention based on how the line is oriented. Lines describe an outline, capable of producing texture according to their length and curve. There are different types of lines artists may use, including, actual, implied, vertical, horizontal, diagonal and contour lines, which all have different functions. Lines are also situational elements, requiring the viewer to have knowledge of the physical world in order to understand their flexibility, rigidity, synthetic nature, or life.” (Wikipedia)
Flower Line Art Drawing Step-by-Step
First, use your pencil or favorite drawing art medium to draw a flower in the center of your paper. Draw it large and add your own artistic flavor to it!
Draw a border around the flower.
Divide the background up into 5 sections with lines that extend from the border to the edge of the paper.
Next, draw a line pattern or zen doodle pattern in each of the sections in your background.
Then, color your flower with your choice of mediums, leaving the border white.
Last, color in your background with your favorite colors and art mediums!
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Once you’ve explored and had fun creating this monster art piece, you can expand your creation to experimenting with new mediums or explore art making books!
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