Sketchbook   assignment   #1:   Line

Objective: To create a sketchbook design that will demonstrate the artist’s understanding of line and 
       line types in structured patterns and use repetition to unify the composition.

Materials: Sketchbook. Pencil, ruler, templates and multiple sized black Sharpies.


Step 1: With your pencil draw at least 7 lines that go from one edge of your page to another.
Step 2: Now add at least 5 other shapes (like: circles, squares, triangles, etc.) Try to have your shapes 
“interact” with the lines you drew.
Step 3: Start filling in all the areas created by your lines and shapes. Remember we are creating line 
patterns, so you need to invent many different types of lines. The line patterns should occupy 
most of your design, however you may include a few areas of just solid black.

Most important:  Be careful & precise in your designs, lines & your project’s creation. Neatness counts!

6th Grade Projects

ABC Design

Drawing: a form of visual art in which a person uses various drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional medium.
Texture: one of seven elements of art. In two-dimensional work, such as drawing, it may refer to the visual "feel" of a piece.
Overlapping: a way artists create the illusion of depth. When one object covers part of another, the object in front looks closer to the viewer
Illusion of Depth: creates the illusion of possessing volume and occupying three-dimensional space.
Variation: using a range of different qualities of an art element to create a desired visual effect - e.g., a variety of shapes, colors, etc.
Art-making: a fun and rewarding way for people to express themselves and                         to learn a broad range of skills and concepts.

 Materials:  12x18 white 80# drawing paper, ruler, geometric templates, visual texture guides, pencil, colored pencils and/or markers.

Procedures: For this project you will fill an entire page with an alphabet design.

  • First write your name and the alphabet on the back of your paper

                  (having the alphabet on the back helps keep track of which letters you used).

  • Next, using a pencil, lightly start drawing your alphabet design, you must use every letter in the alphabet once.
  • Bubble or block letters work best because you will need enough space to fit 26 different designs inside each one of the letters.
  • When you make your design project make your letters, big and small, long and short, upper case or lower case, facing in all directions, overlapping and in different font styles. Doing this will make your project look more interesting or appealing to the viewer.
  • After you are finished drawing your design go over your pencil lines with a black sharpie. Then start making a different design pattern inside each letter.
  • When you're finish with the interior patterns add color or colors to each letter.