Ken when I saw the pencil Shattered Images lesson I thought of you.
As creative artists/teachers, we reinvent concepts and ideas every year as we face a new group of students. While inventing new ways to share basic concepts we, in turn, rejuvenate our interest and enhance our skills. I wanted to reinvent the way I taught value study using a fresh approach, one that would give students more decision-making power. My goal was to have students select and develop an image with self-expression.
Using cubism as a jump-off point, students will develop a large, single-subject drawing as a way to develop their understanding of value study. They will increase their knowledge about shades of gray while learning how Cubism can influence their personal expression.
18" x 24" white drawing paper (80 lb.) drawing pencils (4H to 6B)
Start Up Activity:
Have students select a subject and produce a large contour line drawing of that subject. Encourage students to focus on a single item such as a car, insect, person, or fish.
Students should place their subject so as to create a compositionally strong image. At this point students have not yet begun their value study. Gather visual examples of Cubism from books or slides.