6 Children's Books to Teach About Line

6 Children's Books to Teach About Line

In case you missed it, I (FINALLY) launched a course. My first course, Abstract Mark-Making: An Introduction to Line, is an open-ended course with a variety of ways to create abstract works of art with colors and line. The course also gives just the right amount of educational knowledge about the Element of Art, Line. As an Arts Educator, I find that kids L-O-V-E connecting with information in a variety of ways....hands on explorations such as Play-Doh or drawing in shaving cream, videos, songs, and my favorite, books! The reason I love books to introduce or reinforce art concepts is because it not only teaches them a concept, but it reinforces reading skills, deepens comprehension, allows family bonding time, and usually gives an idea for an art project to build on their learning. So, while there are many, many books that teach about line, or use line illustrations, these are my top 6 books to teach about line.

Lines that Wiggle by Candace Whitman

Line and Scribble by Debora Vogrig

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

A Line Can Be by Laura Ljungkvist

The Line by Paula Bossio

What Can You Do With a Line? by Gülşah Yemen

While each of these books has a different approach, style, and message, they all serve to inspire the imaginations of little creatives, and encourage creative connections at home.

With Creative Love,


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