Middle School Art, High School Art, Drawing Activity: Graphite Scales & Pencils

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Look Between the Lines
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Look Between the Lines


This middle school art or high school art drawing activity is a great way to help students understand the numbers and letters found on graphite drawing pencils and to practice using the graphite pencils.  

This worksheet shows various graphite scales and what it means to have a #2 pencil versus a #8. In addition it also explains what it means if an H or B is added, how that changes the scale, and speciality pencils such as ebony pencils. 

On the back of the worksheet the students have an activity to complete. This is a great way for students to test out the pencils themselves. 

In addition to the back and front handout, there is also a printable graphite pencil poster version.

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Total Pages
3 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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