Chains: High Contrast Drawing and Shading on Toned Paper Art Project


Product Description

Are you tired of the endless search for the perfect reference images for your high school art classes? Do you find yourself answering the same questions repeatedly, like ‘What do I do next?’ Well, get ready to leave all that frustration behind because I’ve got something incredible in store for you!


Introducing the Chains: High Contrast Drawing and Shading on Toned Paper Art Project—a game-changing resource designed to make your life as an art teacher so much easier.


Say goodbye to the stress of planning every single step on your own because this comprehensive package has got you covered. It includes everything you need to teach high-contrast drawing and shading techniques with a captivating focus on chains.


With its easy-to-follow step-by-step format, it’s like having an extra teacher who will help you focus more on the things you love—teaching art. This incredible resource takes care of the planning and guiding aspects, freeing you to dive deeper into meaningful teaching moments with your students.




20 Gridded and Non-Gridded Reference Images of Chains

✅ Comprehensive Rubric

✅ 26 Slide Editable Canva Slideshow

Complete Lesson Handout with QR Code

✅ Two Video Demonstrations for Students

Easy to Follow Art Teacher Instructions



This Resource Package is a TIME-SAVING GAME CHANGER ⏰

❤️ The materials are all organized in one place to use year after year.

❤️ Materials students can refer back to when the teacher is busy or unavailable

❤️ Clear step-by-step instructions explain how to complete the Chains: High Contrast Drawing and Shading with lots of visual examples are easy to use.

❤️ TIME-SAVING video demonstrations are great for when students are absent and need a review.

❤️ Great for multiple ability levels and builds student confidence in art



See the lesson in action

YouTube video



Don’t just take my word for it – art teachers everywhere are raving about the Chains: High Contrast Drawing and Shading lesson! Here’s what they have to say:


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “All Inside Out Art Teachers’ lessons are perfect and easy to use; this one got my students excited and working hard! Their final projects were awesome.” – Art Teacher, Shannon G.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wonderful for teaching shading, values, and self-assessment to junior high students. They became engrossed in the technical activity and the self-assessment tool. ” – Art Teacher, Deborah G.




❓ What level of ability is this lesson suitable for?

This lesson can be used with beginner or advanced artists; however, they should have experience shading simpler shapes before this lesson. This project usually follows these introduction lessons on shading:

✏️ Beginner Value and Shading Worksheets

✏️ Art Worksheets Value and  Shading

❓ Can this lesson be used virtually and in the classroom?

Yes, this lesson is compatible with a variety of instructional methods. Whether you use interactive whiteboards, projectors, or personal devices, you can seamlessly incorporate the lesson materials into your classroom setup.

Enjoy the freedom to choose the approach that works best for you and your students. The lesson materials are easily accessible on your preferred device, making it effortless to integrate them into your virtual or in-classroom teaching practice.

❓ What materials will my students need to complete this project?

This cost-effective project only requires the following:

✅ Pencils (Graphite and White Pencil)

✅ Toned Paper (Any gray, tan, or lightly colored paper will work)

✅ Ruler

✅ Eraser

✅ Pencil and sharpener



All of my lessons can be shared with your students through Google Classroom or any digital platform and are formatted to work for distance learning or in the classroom. You can find more ready-to-go, easy-to-follow, time-saving art lessons in my RESOURCE SHOP.


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High Contrast Drawing and Shading on Toned Paper Art Project (Chains)

Chains: High Contrast Drawing and Shading on Toned Paper Art Project