Three ways to shade

Students in the grade7 (classe 2B) have tried three different types of shading with a pencil: 1) with different pressure of the pencil, 2) with crossed lines, 3) with overlapped scrawls. Afterwards they colored the background with markers, drawing free shapes and lines with negative and positive spaces. Eventually we pasted the drawing on an colored paper to create a … [Read more...]

Folders for drawings – grade 7

  This folder-project is for the sudents of grade 7, who are studying the value of shadows and lights,  the shading applied to objects, and how to make three-dimensional effects with the changes of lights to dark. The frame of the folder is a good exercise to practice on this topic! … [Read more...]

Black and white cardboards

White shapes on black cardboard, an exercise on positive and negative spaces. … [Read more...]

Leaves printed with bleach

These days I’m visiting the Art Department of Sir Thomas Picton Schoolin Haverfordwest and I’m learning a lot of useful techniques,  lessons, systems and creations from the art teachers Ms. Diana Brook and Mr. Lee Phillips.  I took some photographs of the work of Zoe Bevans, a student of Year10. I liked her idea to do print of leaves with bleach on black ink, the effect is very … [Read more...]

Lights & shadows

With year 8 pupils have been working with the lights and shadows, simplifying images up to the essential forms. The image is defined only by the separation between the light and the shadow ...   … [Read more...]