Bring the world onto your page!

## Activity 1 – Shade With Value!

On a piece of paper, draw 10 identical 1” x 1” squares. Take a drawing pencil and mark the squares below 1-10. Square #1 should be white; square #5 should be medium gray; and square #10 should be black. Fill in the other squares with stepped shades of white to medium gray and medium gray to black. Now find a magazine or art picture that is black and white. Photo copy the picture then trace and label the values in the picture in terms of their shade, from 1-10. Next, trace or re-draw the picture using the values 1-10 on a third sheet of paper.

## Activity 3 – Shade Takes at Least 3 Values to Reveal Form!

Arrange some fruit on a plate. Observe the colors of the fruits on top where the light hits first. Observe the color of the fruits underneath in the shadows. Draw the fruit arrangement in line first, then add black, gray and white values. Build the three dimensional form of the fruit on your two dimensional piece of paper. Remember to use at least three values.

Breathe life into your still life!

Create a still life online!

Rearrange or eat the fruit to create a new still life!

## Activity 4 – Form forms!

In this activity you will set up architectural forms- cylinders, cubes and pyramids. Make sure that you have a direct light source and see different values on different faces of the form. Next, make a line drawing of the forms on a page. Using your value and range of tones, build the 3 dimensional forms on your 2 dimensional sheet.

## Activity 5 – Stroke

Stroke refers to the width of your medium when shading. If the stroke is very light and even, it will come across as a tone. If it is strong it will come across with energy! Experiment with different hardnesses of lead and different drawing media. Experiment drawing with different lengths of stroke from your wrist, elbow or even shoulder. Make 3 different drawings that show a range of stroke and value. Stroke adds value but also add expression.

## Review

• What is a major material used by artists and designers?
• What is gradient in a drawing or painting?
• When a picture is made to look realistic it is:
• Shade can be applied to the same color to build volume.
• Most drawings should have at least three shades.