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Note: It is recommended to keep a plain notebook, sketchpad, or binder to hold the exercise work described in this text.

Direction relates to the surface of objects and the lines that represent surfaces.

The instructor reviews the following terms with children and points out each example in the top image:

  • Unaccented Line: A continuous line of uniform thickness - light, medium, and heavy.
  • Graded Line: A line varying in thickness, from light to heavy or heavy to light.
  • Emphasized Line: A main line emphasized with additional, shorter, parallels lines.
  • Broken Line: A non-continuous line used to indicate a broken surface, such as rough ground, the irregularity of grass, or the bark of tree trunks.

Children complete the following drill work, using broken lines to convey direction and texture:

  1. Draw the chimney A.
  2. Draw the stone hut.
  3. Draw the fireplace.

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