Gesture Drawing, Part 1
Starting this week I’m teaching a unit of middle school art about line and movement using abstracts by Kandinsk, line compositions, and gesture drawing. Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian-born French abstract painter at the beginning of the twentieth century who painted compositions reflective of musical arrangements:
That is very difficult to do: we’re doing something much easier, but I still want the students to think about creating rhythm and movement using repeated lines of different weights.
Using only lines create a composition that shows movement toward a focal point and repeated lines for rhythm.
- Printer paper
Principles: Movement, Rhythm
- Focal Point
- Movement (as a principle of design)
- Rhythm (as a principle of design)