Drawing: Shading

Working in the style of Nancy McCroskey’s mural, ‘Suite in Black, White and Grey’, children draw six boxes, filling each with a line that starts at one edge and finishes at another, then experiment with tone by shading the different areas they have made

Learning Objectives

  • To explore the use of tones in shading

  • Controlling my pencil to create dark and light tones

  • Taking care to shade with no gaps and not to go over the lines

  • Rubbing out any small mistakes

Teacher Video: Shading

Pupil Video: Shading

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Simon Chubb,  
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Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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