At the beginning of the year, I like to go over the Elements of Art. A few years ago I went to a conference & had this wonderful class...I think there was smoke coming off my pencil from writing so fast.
I'll read the book...The Straight Line Wonder by: Mem Fox or Harold & The Purple Crayon
Shelf Work: My Character Line Book. This little booklet is in a basket with 1 colored pencil so to focus on the lines created by emotion. I do put a sample of a booklet so that some of the younger children can copy if so inclined.
The purpose being that art begins with a line. That emotion creates art. My next post will be the second line lesson. If you are interested in a PDF of the character line book...drop a line.