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Lesson Plans

Re: value ideas

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Betti P. Longinotti (wsfcs-art)
Wed, 3 Nov 1999 19:26:59 -0500 (EST)

You can have your students first create a value scale like the example
Larry gave. I have always done this with B pencils or charcoal. Then
have them apply it in a value challenging artwork.
Perhaps a reverse drawing- Have students apply a ground of soft
charcoal over a contour pencil drawing, a simple still life works best.
Have the students then pull the lights out with a white plastic eraser,
and push the darks in they see with compressed charcoal and charcoal
Have them push and pull until they have acheived the number of values
they included in their value scale exercise, before the drawing.
Have them point out the values, comparing the exercise to the drawing.
It is grueling work for them, but they will learn a lot.

Artfully yours,
Betti P. Longinotti
K-12 Lead Art Teacher
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
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