Value scales in art

Year six have been learning about value scales in art this week. This is also linked to our science learning regarding the formation and manipulation of light and shadows. A value scale is simply how light or dark a colour is. They have spent time experimenting with different colours and this week were tasked with putting their learning into practice. 

They had to use objects from around the room and, using only their pencil and knowledege of value scales, sketch them to the best of their ability! 

Here are some of the results:

In these pictures you can see excellent use of light to dark value scale as well as the more complex techniques of circlism and blending for shading.

In these pictures you can see excellent use of blending again but also the less commonly used shading tecnique named stippling. The children will move onto learning about different tonal ranges in their next piece of art.