Scratch Board Tiki

In this activity, we focused on the principle of variety.

First, we looked at art that demonstrates good usage of variety. Then the students delved deeper with a collaborative activity where they worked in small groups to analyze, interpret, judge, and evaluate a piece by a master artist (AVID strategy Costa’s Levels.)
Next, students practiced line variety. We learned about hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, and using line variety (thick and thin.) We then practiced making a value scale using the various line types.

Afterward, we had a gallery walk, discussed the work, and wrote a reflection.


Published by Welcome to the Art Side - Art with Mrs. Dowd

Navigating my way through middle school while trying to engage and inspire. I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade visual art and CTE Digital Design at McFadden Intermediate.

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