Horizontal lines are sleepy and calm. Vertical lines are strong and stand still, but diagonal lines seem to slide and move, bringing our eye from one side of the page to the other and then "whoosh!" off the page! We start off this exercise by using the ruler to create a series of diagonal lines and color them in with markers. Then, we cut the piece up and fan the strips out and create another type of line...a swirly, curving line that also shows movement! This is also a nice op-art activity. You can use complementary colors for your diagonal lines or a full rainbow of color. Experiment and enjoy the process!
Movement With Lines
- One sheet of white construction paper, 9"x12"
- One sheet of black construction paper, 12"x18"
- Pencil and eraser
- Markers, assorted colors
- Glue sticks
|This photo is kind of hard to see, but it shows all of the strips|
numbered on the back at the same end.
4. Cut out the strip marked #12. Put glue on the back and glue it on your black construction paper background in the middle, like this:
It is OK if the ends of the strips continue off the edge of the page. You can leave them that way or trim them to the edge of the black construction paper.