This unit will teach students the relationship between dark and light in art.
Students will develop a sense of visual analysis when they begin to compare different shades of white and black. Students will learn to focus on what they see when drawing in order to avoid drawing what they think they see. (Ex. When asking a student to draw a cat, most can draw a cat with ears, a tail, a bod, whiskers...etc. When you ask students to draw the cat they see in a picture they are challenged to draw what they see rather than what they think they should see)
Timeline: 4 weeks
Rationale: In developing an understanding of elements of design students will develop understanding of:
value: In color theory, the darkness or lightness, also known as value or tone, is a representation in the perception of a color brightness.
Value refers to the dark and light.
Value contrasts to help us to see and understand a 2D work of art.
Value is also seen in colour - lighter vs. darker colour
Value creates form or an area we focus on are are interested in looking at.
How is value created?
What is the importance of value in art?