Loving the “Lines” at the Corcoran this week!

These are the kinds of lines I’m talking about as we start ART next week!!  So great to see the history of Line used by American Artist’s to break up the space of huge canvases.  In just a short period of time at graduate student orientation, I literally walked by these huge great compositions using Line.

Next week, I will be very excited to ask the 3rd graders to follow the line of the beautiful  Church’s Niagara Waterfall 1857, as it starts in the bottom corner, snakes it’s way across and makes its way back into the horizon.   We’ll see who can find that diagonal line short cut and discover who’s brave to walk the edge and feel the rush of cool waters on their toes, any Phillip Petit’s out there? Man on Wire Now that is quite a line!

Gene Davis will inspire our 2nd graders in the elegant pattern, uniqueness and uniform presence of the color variety in the lines of  his painting Black Popcorn.  I imagine they will be just as unique and uniform as they are lined up to enter the studio to paint lines themselves!  For the Kindergarten, I’m super-sized excited to share the scale and wavy lines used by Chris Martin on view at the Corcoran until October 23rd. This vimeo clip shares his inspiration for big glitter painting Chris shares !!  Check out the installation here Chris Martin

Thank you Corcoran Gallery of Art Corcoran Gallery of Art for an excellent new student orientation this week and great access to begin our unit next week on Line.  This artsaysthat a very simple Element of Design, such as Line, can lead artists across time periods to express their interpretation, observation and self-expression.  How would you use Line in your work?  Repeat it, overlap it, give it pattern, movement, is it quiet…loud?

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