I LOVE this new project. I was GREATLY inspired by A Faithful Attempt, an amazing blog that I have followed for quite some time now. This is how I attempted the project with my 8th grade. We took notes on both Contour line, and value. I asked the students to take ONLY one class period to make a sculpture of a word. They brought the sculpture in and I snapped a photo of it.
The kids traced on photo as to show where the contour line is. After they had transfered the contour line onto their paper, students used value to make make the image 'pop'. For a first attempt I was really impressed with the class. They did a nice job! Please see the full collection on my flickr site.
|As you can see I had a light shining on the image as to create the most shadow I could. I took a picture so the same shadow would be on the sculpture in the next couple days of drawing.|