Students used the grid technique to grid a black and white photograph of themselves. They then drew the outline of their image and filled in the space with a variety of text. Focus on light and shadows.
This project also works really well in a Media Arts class. I've used it during studies on Typography.
11x 14 Mayfair, pencils, sharpies, fine liners
A quick sketchbook activity to help students open up creative possibilities!
Materials: leaves, pencils, sketchbooks
Adapted from Ken Vieth's Book 'From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Art & Design Problem Solving'. Students were each given a No. 2 Pencil to study, they created an outline of an object and creatively filled it with pencil shapes: distorting, condensing, changing the width and length.
Materials: pencils, pencil crayons, sketchbooks, No. 2 Pencils