This is a bundle of all of my files for an observational drawing/still-life unit in middle school art where students bring in a can of pop/soda or other beverage in an aluminum can, and draw it in various stages of "crush."
Stage one = the full can, not crushed
Stage two = partially crushed can
Stage three = fully crushed can
The goals of this assignment include the observation of and reproduction of light, shadow, and highlights when using colored pencil. This assignment also focuses the size and placement of each can stage as compared to the one next to it - to keep proportion accurate.
TIP: Let students drink their beverage in class on the first day of the project. They'll be highly motivated to actually bring in a can to class! I also provide some metallic colored pencils along with our regular pencils for students to use when drawing.
In this bundle, you will receive:
- Complete lesson plan document (in .pdf and word doc file formats)
- JPG file of my example drawing
- Intro presentation to the project/unit in two formats: SMART board and PowerPoint file
- PDF handout/printable of drawing "tips" for students
- PDF rubric for the final drawing assignment
Variation on this unit: my sample is drawn on white paper, but you could offer students the option to draw on black paper as a background, too.