This is a lesson that reinforces the elements of art and principles of design (line,color, pattern and repetition). We start out by dividing a 12x18 sheet of white paper with a black marker. Students may divide the paper using any type of line, remembering to make large sections to design in. After they divide the paper students use colored markers and begin designing using as many types of lines they can think of. (I have a large patter and line poster in the room when students seem to get blocked for ideas). I tell the students not to color in sections but use the lines as the filler.
This Quality check board serves two purposes, one to show students what type of quality work I expect on all projects and this serves as a large scale rubric to show them what score is possible for the quality they give me on this Line Design project.