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Assignment #6

Line & Shape Game
Due Date: September 19

I will display three posters.

  • One shows images of the following types of lines: vertical, horizontal, slant, curve, wavy, zigzag, and curlicue.
  • The second shows types of geometric shapes: circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, parallelogram, pentagon, hexagon, and octagon.
  • The third shows a variety of organic shapes, some recognizable (such as a banana shape,) and some not. Each of these items is given a name which is written clearly under it.


  1. Begin with a pencil or pen and 4 sheets of paper.
  2. You will create 4 scenes or abstract compositions, one at a time.
  3. Each student is given a turn to call out any shape or line they want from the selection on the posters.
  4. All the class must use that shape or line in their current drawing. If someone calls out a line or shape you had not planned to use in your drawing, you must figure out some way to use it anyway.
  5. You have 30 seconds to include the line or shape before the next one is called.
  6. After eight lines/shapes are called, set aside the current drawing and start a new one.
  7. When all four drawings have been started, pick the one of the four that you like best and complete the image in ink or color.
  8. You may add new lines or shapes to this drawing, but do not mark out the original lines/shapes.
  9. Turn in all four of your pages, stapled together. Make sure your name is easy to find on one or all of them.

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