Value scale landscapes
Second graders started this project by observing photographs of black and white landscapes and picking out the different value's after that discussion. The discussion of value, what a value scale is, different techniques to show value and how value is used in art was the dominating topic throughout this whole project along with practicing different techniques and practicing their shading and blending with pencil. We also discussed that landscapes have many layers, including a foreground, middle ground and background. They then had to choose their what they wanted to draw for their landscape, such as the beach, forrest, mountains etc. They then had fill in their value scale using pencil from black to white and blending with the finger or a q-tip. They drew a rough draft of their landscape first, which has to consist of five sections of land, and practiced their shading and blending. They then had to re-draw their landscape onto the white piece of paper, and fill in their values, which matched up with each layer. They really had to focus on their shading and blending and to take their time.