St Basil’s Cathedral

Term: 4 Year: 2019


Students were focusing on using line and pattern to create detail and interest in their St Basils Cathedral works

After looking at several famous buildings and architecture, Year 6 students studied images of St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. They sketched out the buildings making sure they overlapped and included many of the intricate details and unique features of St Basils before going over in permanent marker. They then added repeated line and pattern to their picture to add interest. Wax crayons were used to trace inside the black lines to create highlights once they painted over using the vibrant candy colours depicted in the actual building.

A pattern is a design in which lines, shapes, forms or colours are repeated. The part that is repeated is called a motif. Patterns can be regular or irregular.

Patterns are all around us, in nature as well as in art and design.
We see patterns where shapes, lines or colours are repeated. How complicated a pattern is depends on what is repeated and the way in which it is repeated.

Line is a one-dimensional element measured only in length. It is an abstract concept that is more perceived than actually viewed. Very few lines appear in nature, yet we see the edges of things around us, helping us to differentiate a shape or form from its surroundings. Characteristics. Length.

Year 6
Myrtleford P-12 College, Myrtleford