Interior Design 1
Strand 3 Standard 1
1 class periods of 70 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
Students will experiment with line types and directions by coloring designs created by Roger Burrows.
Teachers just need to be aware of the four different line directions: horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and curved.
Students just need to be aware of the four different line directions: horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and curved.
This activity should help reinforce the idea of line direction and how it affects a design.
Hand out a design to each student. There are eleven different designs in the book, so the students have a variety to choose from.
The assignment is for the students to color the picture, paying close attention to line direction and how it affects the look of the picture. Caution students that if they get too caught up in a detailed design, they might not complete the picture in the class period allotted. They need to pace themselves and make sure they get done in time. Have pictures due at the end of class.
An example picture may be helpful in order to get the students started and to make the teacher aware of how long the pictures take to color.
For struggling students, have them simplify the picture as much as possible.
These coloring sheets should be corrected for completeness only as there is no right or wrong way to color it. Point values should be determined on an individual teacher basis depending upon what a regular class period is generally worth.
IMAGES 3: The Ultimate Color Experience by Roger Burrows (available at Hearthsong.com)