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Re: value ideas

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ricki fromkin (fromkinr)
Wed, 03 Nov 1999 19:04:18 -0500

Aaron and Jennifer wrote:
> I am having a terrible time trying to explain value to my 8th graders.
> Last semester they understand value as seventh graders. But this year it is
> like everything fell out of their head. We have done exercises on shading
> techniques and currently are working on self-portraits. On the
> self-portraits, I had the students add highlights and shadows, but they
> don't understand. I explained highlights as where the light is reflects off
> the object; the shadows are where the light cannot reach the object. (In so
> many words) I have even had the students point out the areas on specific
> objects, but the students can't take that information and relate it to their
> work. Are there any ways in helping my students understand value (in terms
> of highlights and shadows)?
> Jennifer in Michigan

How about setting up a light on various objects either alone or in a
group. Maybe if your students actually see the light source hitting the
object (sphere, cone, or whatever) they will understand the concept more