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.