In this MFA Playdates at Home, after reading the book Lines That Wiggle, we look at the artwork 715 Washington Street, Greenwich Village by Walter Augustus Simon, which is in the exhibition “Black Histories, Black Futures” and full of lines and shapes. Then we get step-by-step instructions on how to start a very special line journal using materials you have at home. A journal is a record of your thoughts and feelings. Journaling is a calming activity that can be done as a family.
Lines That Wiggle (Blue Apple Books, 2009), by Candace Whitman and illustrated by Steve Wilson, is available for purchase at a variety of booksellers, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It is read with permission from the publisher.
Make a Line Journal
You will need:
- A notebook. It works best to use an old notebook that you've written or drawn in already.
- Any writing or coloring materials, such as pens, pencils, and markers.