After drawing the castles, we added value (shadows) to make our forms (3D shapes) look even more 3D. The kids learned to color lightly (grip the pencil loosely) with pencil horizontally (perpendicular with the sides of the castle tower). After coloring lightly, they rubbed the shading vertically to blend and create shadows.
Next we practiced all kinds of characters that kids could include in their castles. Students were encouraged to add them in wherever they wanted!
We colored the characters and small details with crayon and painted the rest!
Learning Goals: I can...
- Tell about castle building jobs: blacksmith, carpenter, mason, architect
- Explain what a form (3D shape is)
- Draw 3D shapes
- Add value (shading) to forms to create the illusion of thickness
- Color carefully using good craftsmanship