TH knows 2D shapes and 3D forms. The task was to see shape in form. This ink jug was ideal. She drew a large 2D drawing using a HB pencil on sketch paper – rectangle and triangle. Then curves were added. I asked her to leave the 2D lines so that she could see the bones on which she was building. Tonal shading followed. Unfortunately I was too wrapped up in the work TH was doing I forgot to take a photo. However it was quite a good job.
Step 2 was to introduce other drawing materials to achieve certain effects. Linking to tonal shading and blending. This was a play time activity using a range of pencils, charcoal and an electric eraser – it was a tad messy and a lot of fun.
TH loved the charcoal and electric eraser (drawing with a rubber was rather amusing for her) best and just played to see what could be done.
2 hours is sometimes way too short a time when one is having fun investigating what can be done with different materials and drawing tools.