Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Line design

WEEK 4&5

Subject: Cultural and Creative Arts

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Line Design

Subtitle: Uses of lines in design

Learning Objectives: At the end of this this lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Identify different types of lines
  2. State three types of lines
  3. Use lines in design

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: charts

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.


What is a line?

A line is a thin continuous mark made with a pen, pencil or brush on a surface. The lines can be thick or thin. The lines could be thick or thin depending on what we want to use it for.

Types of lines

1. Zig-zag lines: These are lines moving in opposites slanting positions with a meeting point.


2. Curved lines: These lines are not straight. Example is the outline of a circle.


3. Straight lines: The straight lines are lines moving in the same straight direction. It could be vertical or horizontal.


4. Broken lines: The broken lines are many short lines following each other. Broken lines do not meet or form a continuous line.


5. Diagonal lines: These lines are joined in opposite corners of a square, rectangle or any other straight sided strap.


6. Radial lines: These are lines that start with a radius point, and passes through the centre of a circle.


Uses of lines

1 Lines can be used to form different shapes and sizes.

2 Lines can be used together to create texture and patterns.

3 Lines are used to show or suggest feeling of movement and direction of an object.

4 We use lines for showing definite things on our illustrations.

5 Many lines are used together to draw different things.

6 Lines can be used to communicate stability and solidity.


Strategies& Activities:

Step1:Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2:Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3:Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation:

  1. List 3 types of lines
  2. Draw and name two types of lines
  3. What is line?

WRAP UP (CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.


  1. Write two uses of lines
  2. Draw radical lines
  3. List three types of lines

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