Lively Lines
Little Ones Art Cards

You can find a line in every type of art. Almost every mark you make starts as a line – be inspired by Caulfield’s clean drawings, Kandinsky’s abstract pictures, and Riley’s optical illusions. This digital download is delivered as a PDF, tailored for ages 3+.

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What's the story behind Lively Lines?

The ‘line’ is one of the seven basic elements of art. In everyday life, we all think we know what a line is. But when it comes to art and drawing, the definition can be a little more complicated: a line has length, width, tone, and texture; and it may divide space, define a form, describe contour, or suggest a direction. You can find a line in every type of art. Even the most abstract painting uses line as a foundation. Without it, shapes cannot be noted, texture cannot be suggested, and tone cannot be used to add depth.

What will I receive?

A digital download including:
6 art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions to start independent creativity.
1 leaflet about the art theme and 3 additional activities

Some of the materials you will need at home for these projects

Coloured papers
Black paper
White paper
Glue stick
Dot paint markers
Sticky contact paper
Coloured tissue papers
Black marker

Tips for doing art with Little Ones

• Strip children down before you start, or have an outfit that is their ‘art outfit’

• Allow them to experiment with materials. Don’t be too concerned about producing a single final piece.

• Bring out one material at a time – this makes it less overwhelming, and lengthens the process!

• You can often use surprisingly simple materials to work with, like shaving cream, toothbrushes, kitchen brushes, toy cars … all things that you may well have at home.

• Never leave Little Ones alone with art materials!