Lesson 5: Tone 2: 3D Colour Drawings

Concentrating on showing light and dark areas last lesson, children turn their attention to the planets of the solar system and use colourful pastels and chalks to depict the tone within them

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that ‘tone’ means the lightness or darkness of something

  • Experimenting with a range of tools to create different tones

  • Using different tones to make a drawing look three dimensional

  • Remembering that different drawing tools and different ways of holding them can give a variety of tones from light to dark

Teacher Video: 3D Colour Drawings

Pupil Video: 3D Colour Drawings


Planets PowerPoint
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