Year 7 Explore Different Mark Making Techniques in Art

The new Year 7 pupils have been enjoying some early art lessons. We have been exploring different mark making techniques. This describes how we can use a variety of line styles and shapes to help create different effects.

Some of the techniques covered included:

Hatching – the use of fine lines.

Cross hatching – crossing lines in our artwork.

Stippling – adding many small dots to one big design.

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Volunteers were called to demonstrate some of these styles on the art room whiteboard.

The pupils then created some examples in their art books. We used a large stencil to first draw a square border. Each match making style was then demonstrated.

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