Dec 9, 2014

Candy Cane Drawings



This is a great end of year/Christmas activity for older students. Inspired by this post at 'A Faithful Attempt', I had my grade 6 and 7 students create a tonal drawing of a candy cane using coloured pencils. This was a great project to review drawing techniques like using curved lines and implying light and shade by creating tonal variance to describe a rounded object.

Students love seeing these take form and appear to pop out from the page. Handing out some real candy canes as inspiration is also sure sweeten the deal!






4 comments:

  1. Yep, my kids will like this one - maybe a needed change from my last-week-before-break snowflake cutting! Thanks for sharing the great examples, and happily candy canes won't push my budget too far :)

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  2. Thanks Hope - it's a good one but doesn't take too long so I will still be doing snowflake cutting too :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing, I'm going to try this next week!

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