I have done an assignment with my Art 1 students that uses line. I begin with
different types of lines, straight line, bent line, curved line wavy line and
interupted line. At the top of the paper (newsprint) have them start with a
type of line, let's say bent line. Draw a series of three bent lines that
change direction and have a variety of size across the paper. Each line after
the first must coinside with the first line however must make a slight
change. Each line then has something to do with the first but adds another
bend or is farther away from the first and therefore is something different.
They can use as many types of lines as they want but they must use at least
three of each. These lines cross the page and create some interesting
patterns. Make sure that they have at least 12 lines. some have as many as
18-20 in a format of 11"x14".
The next step is to transfer this to some harder board and by using the
Chromatic scale( y-yg-g-bg-b-bv-v-rv-r-ro-o-yo) they paint the spaces between
the lines so that they use at least one full chromatic scale. These can be
very involved if they have used alot of lines and can be very interesting. If
you have given them the color wheel and they know the progression of colors,
they will really get into this.
Unfortunately I can't show you examples, but if you need more clarification I
can send you my handout on this and it shows some examples. However this would
have to be by snail mail unless I send you an attachment of a scan of the
handout in a jpeg file. Anyway I hope this can help, it's pretty basic but
fun for that age group.
San Jose, CA