Oodles of Doodles

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Grade 1 have started a new unit and are inquiring into the question What is meaningful and  personal to you as an artist? We began by exploring doodles. We discussed the line family and the importance of the line family because if you use these lines you can create any type of shape you want. Focused line work encourages children to focus on observations and improves hand eye coordination and fine motor control of pencils and markers. The children where challenging each other to “Do my Doodle?” it was certainly challenging as some of the doodles where very intricate! They even challenged Ms Hartley! In the photos above the students are trying to create as many different doodles as they can by using different combinations of the line family.

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