Mark-making – lines on paper
You will need:
Found tools for mark-making. Students should search for twigs, grasses, leaves, straws, feathers and other such objects beforehand.
As many drawing media as possible, such as charcoal, pencils, ink or paint (you do not need many colours, one will do).
Brushes of various thicknesses.
Small containers for paint and ink.
Large sheets of paper (newspaper sheets will do).
Try out different tools, have fun, and do not worry about what the page looks like! The most important thing is that you experiment with exploring line and mark.
Reflecting on the activity
Display all of the pages that have been created. Discuss these with a focus on line and mark-making. For example, consider the following:
Can you find words to describe some of the marks you have made?
Do any of the marks remind you of something real in the world?