6th graders are learning about Value. Value is using pressure from a pencil to create dark and light ranges. It is ideal to have a smooth feeling rather than choppy changes. The idea was to emphasize the hand by leaving it black and creating value and designs around it.
Before the students began with the assignment, I had them practice with the white value on black paper. I emphasized that the value needed to appear more as a slide rather than a stair. The value changes should be seemless and blended while still containing a white, black, and all grays in between. We practiced doing a basic scale, in to out, out to in, corner to edge, and around a shape. After they got the hang of it, we began with the circle designs and filling in with value.
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