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Jennifer in Michigan
Jennifer....I've done a number of things....but one thing you could do is
have students make a small value scale. Use tagboard or watercolor paper,
acrylics, make 'em about 2" x 7.5"...and divide
into five 1-1/2" sections. Black on one end...pure white on the other and
three middle values in-between. Then....take a hole punch and punch a hole
in the middle of each value. The kids can then hold the value strip
up...compare it with what they are looking at and see the area of shadow,
highlight, or middle value matching the value of what is seen through the
hole nearest to the value of the strip.
artist's site- http://cwinc.net/larryseiler
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