Rainbow Squiggle Line Drawing

Relief Teaching Ideas

By Emma Hessel

When I saw this idea on Relief Teaching Ideas, I just had to try it in the art room! The beauty of this activity is that it’s adaptable to most year levels. I’ve delivered this lesson to students between year 1 and 6 with success. The younger years may not be able to achieve quite the same impact as years 5 or 6, but they sure give it a red hot go!
I start this lesson by telling the children we will be doing a line drawing, and show them my own drawing I had prepared earlier. Their faces light up as they take in the psychedelic colours and patterns produced by a simple squiggle!

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Students only need an A4 piece of paper and a marker to draw their squiggle, followed by twistable crayons or pencils for the colouring.

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I demonstrate the technique on the board, drawing…

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