The Power of Line

21st March 2024

Children in Year 7 and 8 have been focussing on one of the formal elements of art - line. They have been experimenting, with great success, with how lines can be used to create feelings and expressions. The began by developing a better understanding of what line is and how it can be used within art before moving onto using continuous line to create Picasso inspired cubist work using wire sculptures.

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The children have also used cross-hatching to create more realistic three dimensional drawing of hands, before moving on to using layered lines to create portraits.

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Most recently they have begun work on expressive line through watercolour painting. They have learnt about the famous artist, Vincent van Gogh and created their own painted landscape.

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The work produced has been of a very high standard, some of which will be on display in the school. We hope you will enjoy looking at the examples included in this newsletter article.

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