I have students bring in a candy bar/food item of choice as a homework assignment.
This project is the final project in the drawing unit, so it builds upon everything that they have learned about value up to this point.
Students must draw their food items three different ways, using different drawing media. One drawing must be black and white, one must be true color, and the last can be however they want it to be, as long as they are still observing the object.
See attached rubrics in note packet.
Visual Arts Standard 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
[9-12 Proficient] Students conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks
[9-12 Advanced] Students initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems independently using intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
[9-12 Advanced] Students communicate ideas regularly at a high level of effectiveness in at least one visual arts medium
Visual Arts Standard 2: Using knowledge of structures and functions
[9-12 Proficient] Students demonstrate the ability to form and defend judgments about the characteristics and structures to accomplish commercial, personal, communal, or other purposes of art