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Arts and culture

Grade 4

Expression and communication

Module 10

Visual arts: line

Visual arts

Activity 1

To draw contours (individual) [lo 4.7]

Blind Contour Drawing

In this exercise, we will be exploring line . Remember, there are many different types of line! Look at the examples below and see how many different types of line you can identify:

When you draw you are not allowed to lift your pencil off the paper! The line you draw must be continuous. You are also not allowed to look at your drawing while you are busy. Keep your eyes on the object you are drawing. You should only look at it once you have completed the drawing. Try not to draw only the outlines of the object but to trace all the edges of the object’s shapes and/or forms.

 Use a pencil to draw an organic object, for example a fruit, a vegetable, a leaf, a twig, a pebble, etc.

 Afterwards you have to draw a man-made object, for example a watch, a piece of clothing, a shoe, a bottle, etc.

  • Remember to make the drawing to explore the object’s lines and not to make a “pretty” drawing!

Modified Contour Drawing

Use the same two objects from the previous exercise for this activity. However, this time you have to use a pen and you may look at your paper while you are drawing. You are still not allowed to lift the pen off the paper while you are drawing.

Activity 2

To create a pattern (individual) [lo 4.7]

Take the two drawings you have made in the previous exercise, repeat them in any way and order them to create a pattern.

Example 1
Example 2:
Example 3:

Once you have created a pattern you can use pastels or wax crayons, in other words colour, to decorate your pattern.

Activity 3

To make finger puppets (individual) [lo 4.6]

The finger puppets made during this activity can be used for the drama exercise.

Step 1:

First draw the face of the person or head of the animal you want to use in the drama exercise on a piece of paper. Add colour by using pastels or wax crayons. Tear or cut the face or head out once the drawing is finished.

Step 2:

Paste the face or head onto an empty toilet roll.

Step 3:

Use wool or torn strips of paper to give your character some hair.

Step 4:

You can also tear or cut out legs and/or arms to add onto your character.

Step 5:

Lastly, you can use pieces of waste cloth to clothe your character. The cloth can be glued onto the toilet roll.



The learner will be able to analyse and use multiple forms of communication and expression in Arts and Culture.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

4.6 makes masks crafts, artefacts, costumes, collages or puppets to use in a presentation;

4.7 draws on technology and nature in the environment for stimulation and communication of visual ideas.

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
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for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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