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Multiple Level Worksheet

Value Scale Worksheet

Created on November 15, 2019 by Catriplett1

This work sheet allows your students to practice the 4 (5) shading techniques (just using a pencil, smudging/blending, hatching, cross-hatching, stippling). On the back students can learn and practice how to draw and shade basic forms using any of the techniques from the front.

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4 sessions; 40 minutes per session

1. SWBAT Define Value
2. SWBAT Define Blending/Smudging
3. SWBAT Define Hatching
4. SWBAT Define Cross-Hatching
5. SWBAT Define Stippling
6. SWBAT Define Form
7. SWBAT Demonstrate each of the shading techniques

8. SWBAT Draw each form

9.SWBAT Shade each form to make it look 3d

1. A worksheet per student.
2. #2 Pencil
3. Thin tipped markers (optional) I like to use the markers for hatching, cross-hatching, and stippling instead of a pencil.

4. Ruler
5. Blending stumps, tortillons, tissues (whatever you want for blending/smudging)

6. Compasses or templates for circles and ovals.

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1. Teacher presents what values are, why are they important, how they are created (5-10 minutes)

2.Teacher explains and demonstrates the different types of shading. (2-5 minutes per shading type).

3. Pass out work sheets (2-5 minutes)

4. Students will work to complete the from page of the worksheet to demonstrate their knowledge of value. (5-15 minutes per shading column).

5. Teacher explains forms, demonstrates how to draw forms, and demonstrate how to use their knowledge of value (from the front side to worksheet) to shade their forms (10-20 minutes.

6 Students will draw and shade each of the 5 forms. (5-15 minutes per form.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[K-4] Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses
[5-8] Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices
[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks

Color/Value, Form, Line, Space

Charcoal, Drawing, Pencil



  • Catriplett1 11/15/2019 at 10:36am
    I use this practice lesson to lead into many of my drawing projects (especially at the beginning of the year (semester/quarter). I used this as a lead in to the Alphabet Monster resource.