Shell Still Life
A challenging project in which
ninth grade Studio Art students were asked to
sea shells using an imaginary light source. The main objective of this
have students use value shading to give their shells the illusion
A secondary objective was to eliminate all outlines
of the shells so that
value is used to define the shell forms.
Students started with contour
drawing exercises. Next they were given the
shading basic forms. Finally, using their five best shell drawings drawn
observation, students created their final shaded drawings.
Medium: Graphite pencil and
*Special thanks to Ken Schwab for the use of this lesson.
Natalie S. Eva V.
Tess Y. Renee D.