Lesson: Lines in Motion Collage
Have you ever noticed how everything that moves – cars, bikes, birds, planes, people – moves in a different way? Some things, people, and animals travel slowly with purpose and intention; some travel in choppy rhythm. Some glide, some hop, some roll, some even crash!
What if you had to draw that motion? What would it look like? What color would it be? What lines would you use?
This lesson encourages you to ponder these questions, then put them to paper!
Level: ages 5+
Time Frame: 30+ minutes
- Encourage creative thinking and imagination through designing and drawing.
- Design silhouettes to connect with drawings while developing fine motor skills.
- Explore movement in art using different drawing techniques.
- White paper
- Black paper
- Glue sticks
- Fine black sharpies
- Chalk pastels or Watercolor Paint + brushes
- Paper towels
- Decide what object to use for the project-pick something that moves! (bird, plane, shooting star, etc.)
- Draw the object on the black paper and then cut it out.
- Glue the object on the white paper leaving plenty of room on the paper for the “lines of motion”.
- Using a pencil, draw different kinds of lines (wavy, zig-zag, pattern, etc.) coming out from the object creating a sense of motion.
- Trace over the pencil lines with a fine black sharpie.
- Draw on top of the lines with chalk pastels using a different color for each line. Or use watercolor paints to paint on top of or in between your lines.
- If using pastels, smear them on the paper with paper towels, gloves, or a finger.
- Use black paper and draw your object and “lines of motion” with gel pens.