Doodles and Form

Grade 6

Linda Pfisterer, Art Specialist

Students learn how to use shading techniques to change shapes into forms, thus making a 3-D appearance. Surrealism is discussed as the students juxtapose their forms to create a surreal composition.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. look at surrealistic art as motivation for drawing.
  2. look at the drawings of Chris Van Allsburg as the motivation for drawing.
  3. practice pencil shading using a blending technique to make a five-part value scale.
  4. practice drawing lines and shapes and turning them into forms using shading techniques.
  5. use pencil shading techniques and the illusion of light, depth and texture to create a greeting card.