For the second unit of the year, our 8th-grade students focused on the art element: value. Students studied value and contrast and learned about the differences between low and high values. They practiced making these wide ranges of values through various value scale exercises using special graphite pencils. For their final project, students looked to artist Chuck Close and his method of creating realistic portraits using the grid method. Students had the opportunity to chose their own photo to draw and enlarge using this method.
Bateman Art Department