Charcoal Drawings

Here are some samples of students work in charcoal. They drew the forms they made out of clay. I teach an additive, subtractive method with vine charcoal. I have students tone the paper light gray and use a kneaded eraser to draw the highlights. The darks are drawn in last. The lesson is about learning to see the lights and darks that describe form, and understanding gray scale. Between white and black are a variety of grays that make up the gray scale.

Everyone Working Together

This was a fun lesson. I found a cute picture of a dog on the internet. After I changed it to gray scale on my computer and printed it out I cut it into 6 equal sections. Each student drew one section and then at the end of class we taped them all together for the big reveal. Everyone did a great job. We were so excited by how good it looked.