Category Archives: Tone

Q4 Grade 6

I love this introductory project because it is a very quick, easy and effective way to get to know my new class of art students. By completing this task they had to apply: creative photography, drawing, colouring, photo manipulation, brainstorming … Continue reading

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Welcome G6 Q3

Once again, we began with our digital sketchbook covers. The students took selfies from interesting angles using MovieFX, then they added the photo into Wordfoto. This allowed the students to enter words that described themselves and their interests. They then drew … Continue reading

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Grade 9 Foundations 1: Value Drawing

LEARNING ABOUT VALUE We began the quarter be studying different ways artists create value. The students practised value scales and a variety of toning techniques from stippling, shading to lettering. We watched and copied these videos (below) and then looked at … Continue reading

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G7 Out Of The Frame

THE DEVELOPMENT The grade 7 students had their last class for their “Out of the Frame” mixed media tonal drawing. We began with a practise 4 box piece. The purpose of this first task was to improve our drawing skills by … Continue reading

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Splash & Dash Endangered Animal G8

The grade 8 students have had a sensational start to the year. They began by learning how to truly see their animal. They created blind, negative space, contour and gesture drawings of their animals. Then they researched WHY their animal … Continue reading

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Stunning Work in Grade 7

Grade 7 have just finished their practise piece. They had to choose an animal/insect and draw it from 4 different viewpoints. One had to demonstrate line variation, another applied graphite tones, then they had to tone with colour pencil. The … Continue reading

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Tonal Techniques Until The End With G7

This unit has been a HUGE success with my grade 7 students. I have now taught this to three trimesters and each class has surprised me with their creativity and motivation. Of course each class wants to do a little … Continue reading

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