After nearly a decade of teaching secondary students, I've had a lot of time to test out a variety of 2d art projects. Let's face it: as teachers, sometimes we plan and plan and plan. We are so excited to deliver the project, and then... it flops. Students are uninterested and the final products aren't
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Using white pencil on black paper can be really satisfying and a great way to inspire your students. It's a valuable way to teach your students how to create smooth shading, the importance of being able to make that shading go imperceptibly from light to dark, i.e. tonal/value scales, and how shading creates form. It's
Weaving paper is an elementary skill that is important but is no joke to teach. Take that simple skill to the next level with this concept of weaving together two similar paintings. Paper weaving is great for fine motor skills, & dexterity. The painting portion of this lesson is a great way focus on color theory too!