Activity Industry Sector
Arts, Media & Entertainment

Activity Originally Created By: Mike Morris

Line in Animation

Part of Lesson Plan: Elements of Art

Activity Overview / Details

Students view one of the first animated films and discuss the use of line, shape, form texture, space, value and color.

Students observe line in historic animated art.

Materials / Resource

  • Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay, 1914) [www.keepvid.com].mp4 Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay, 1914) [www.keepvid.com].mp4 [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] Animation Short
  • Elements of Art- Vocabulary.pdf Elements of Art- Vocabulary.pdf [ Download ] Vocabulary-Elements of Art
  • Gertie the Dinosaur-worksheet.pdf Gertie the Dinosaur-worksheet.pdf [ Download ] Student worksheet to identify the use of the Elements of Art as applied in the Gertie the Dinosaur animation.
  • Line Sketch Line Sketch [ Download ] Student worksheet / sketch assignment to illustrate different types of line.