Students created drawings with colored pencils focusing on Shape. After creating a 2 inch border (and flexing some math skills) on their papers, students divided their compositional space in to geometric and organic shapes. Next they used the principle of Repetition to create patterns within each shape. The resulting pieces were bright, colorful, and fun!
Students also created projects focusing on Texture. After collecting both actual and implied textures (through crayon rubbings), students created collages of their textures. It was amazing to see the different smooth, rough, prickly, sticky, fluffy kinds of textures they found and created!
Students explored Value by creating their own value scales. After an introduction to drawing pencil categories, students used soft ebony graphite pencils to create a range of at least 7 values using one pencil. Students explored how different amounts of pressure and layers of graphite can affect the value created with a single drawing instrument.
Students explored Space by creating drawings of chairs in class close up and from different angles. They focused on positive/negative space and creating dynamic compositions. After creating 6 different 3x3 inch drawings in their sketchbooks, they colored each one in an interesting way to focus on the lines and shapes created by the positive/negative space.