Drawing Tints and Shades Using Marker and Colored Pencil in Art



This middle or high school art lesson is great for beginner artists or advanced students. Students learn how to layer markers and colored pencils to create tints and shades of value using no black. This technique creates rich vibrant tints and shades of value fast. This lesson is ready-to-go and contains everything you need to achieve amazing results and build student confidence fast.



  • 5 Instructional Handouts (PDF) with Links to Slideshow
  • Teacher Instructions
  • Teacher Slideshow with Notes for Delivering the Lesson
  • Student Slideshow
  • 2 Video Demonstrations
  • Blank Practice Value Scales in 4 Different Formats
  • 14 Reference Images
  • Black and White Value Scale References
  • Rubric


Need an Easy to Follow Art Sub Plan?

The included worksheets work great as sub plans, and early finisher assignments, for students on home instruction or in ISS. They are easy to follow are easy for substitute teachers or self-directed learning when the art teacher is unavailable.


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