This high school drawing project breaks down shading and learning how to see and record value into small digestible parts. It is perfect for beginners with any level of interest. It begins with quick simple worksheets that get students to notice different levels of gray and layer graphite to create small three-dimensional geometric shapes quickly and build confidence and understanding fast. You can actually see the light go off in their heads when they realize why we see edges without outlines.
Very slowly shapes get more complex and students begin to understand how to create depth and form with value. The presentations, videos, and worksheets stress patience and awareness. They are great for large classes with many levels of ability. Each lesson stresses mindfulness and the importance of slowing down and recognizing when your brain gets ahead and begins to draw what it thinks it sees rather than what is there.
Each project includes reference images to draw from and worksheets to practice the skill before moving on to larger more overwhelming projects. Proper form is stressed over finishing quickly and students are reminded that drawing realistically is not something that just happens. It takes time and doesn’t begin perfectly. This bundle of shading lessons builds awareness and develops patience even with the most apprehensive students.
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 with the linked videos and for substitute teachers or self-directed learning when the art teacher is unavailable.
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. They are designed to save you time and help your students access the tutorials, presentations, videos, or worksheets as easily as possible. You can find more ready-to-go, easy-to-follow, time-saving art lessons in my RESOURCE SHOP.
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