Art Lesson: Shading Techniques

This week’s lesson involved a lamp, a pencil, paper and a gourd!  Instructors walked students through the drastic impact a lamp in a dark room can make on an object.  The focus was on shading using techniques learned over the past few weeks.  First, the instructors taught scribble shading, in which the amount of pressure applied to the pencil affects the darkness of the area.  Then cross hatching was explained in which three types of lines: vertical, horizontal and diagonal defined darker areas by being closer together and repetitive while lighter areas have more space in between the lines.  There were many successes in the lesson including these two examples.

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