Let BRAIN BOX help you link visual arts to the leader in me program. Using the art element of grey scale and value students will use the sample scale to practice matching highlights, mid-tones, and shadows on their own scale. Have students think about their light source (the sun) and the direction the shadows cast on the the images in the picture. Have students using only a pencil show what they know about value. They can use an eraser to create highlights and a tissue to blend pencil for a soft gradation of lights and darks. Remember absolute white is the original paper and absolute black is the last square and should be very dark.